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Explorations in the Borderlands, 2002

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Even though the number of plants was not very large, there were some lovely specimens present. This colorful clone defies classification into the simple seven varieties that Don Schnell reviewed in his 1998 CPN article. I suppose would consider this an intermediate between Sarracenia flava var. rugelii (the throat splotch) and Sarracenia flava var. ornata (the intense veining). Whatever you call it, it is astonishing.

Time to go to my next site! Back in my faithful, if soiled rental car, I drank a quart of water. Just then, I was distracted in my rehydration by having to remove a tick precisely as it tried to crawl into my left nostril. Ychhhhhhhh!!!!! After removing the tick I executed a small inside-the-car dance of horror and disgust. I started the car and headed north, and as I did so, I practiced sneezing in various novel ways, hoping to drive out the ticks I was hallucinating might be crawling around my sinus cavities.

By the way, the new mud from this site had inexplicably found its way to the rear view mirror and air-conditioning controls.

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