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Travels with Booger, 2006

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Having finishing with the Pinguicula, I turned my attention to the Drosera brevifolia in flower nearby. This was an exciting plant for me this day as well, as it was the first time I had ever seen the pink-flowered form. Previous observations of the plant in Mississippi, Florida, and elsewhere had been of white flowered-forms. These two forms have been given separate species names in the past--D. leucantha for the eastern, white-flowered plant, and D. annua for the western, pink-flowered type. Current usage is to lump both names into D. brevifolia. This bit of controversy was quite acrimonious in the botanical journals!

Did you see the little pink-flowered Drosera brevifolia in the first photograph in this photo-essay?.

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