as this is an U.S. species and the plants are currently starting flowering in my mini-bog, perhaps someone on this forum might be interested to have a look.
Pinguicula macroceras subsp. nortensis is the first carnivorous species in my mini-bog to flower each year. I'm located near Hamburg, Germany.
Some plants are potted:
Most are planted in a mini-bog:
First they are in buds:
Then the buds open:
Then there are flowers:
A strange effect in flower coloring can be watched with this species: The lower half of the flower appears in different colors, depending on the lighting situation. All of the pictures above had been taken in "blue shadow", that means in full shadow under a clear blue sky on a sunny day. But if you take a photo in direct sunlight, the color appears different.
Is it a magic trick shown by the flower?
The last picture and the next one show the same flower on the same day, this is the picture taken in direct sunlight:
Watch out for the color: The flower not just shows a white spot, but almost the lower half of the flower appears nearly white.