The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Explorations in the Borderlands, 2002

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Destination #1:
Oh joy! A mucky pond! And in this pond, some lovely Utricularia macrorhiza. The form of this bladderwort was a real surprise for me--I am used to seeing this species in the west coast of the USA, i.e. Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Washington. These Virginia plants were quite different--the leaves were almost 2-ranked, i.e. they came out of the stolon in two opposing rows. The plants I have seen in the west have the leaves coming out in all directions. Very interesting. (At least, to me, but let's face it--Utricularia plants aren't everyone's cup of tea.)

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