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    Astateen's photothread

    Last year I posted pictures of the wet area at my house where several carnivorous plants grow. I have since done much to clear invading shrubs and exotic grasses. Here is a photo from January.

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    The plants have died back completely for the winter and I cleared much of the invading overgrowth. Those light brown leaves towards the center are S. minor. By as early as february new growht was appearent. All over the yard, D. brevifolia and Utricularia subulata were blooming; sometimes forming large patches. And they were everywhere: in the thick pine forest, under some powerlines, in ditches, and even in hard clay soils. While driving I could see the white flowers form patches in the neighbors' yards! here is a photo from my yard.

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    Though the Sarracenias were putting up leaves and flower buds, they weren't quite their showiest in March. After coming home from a week long trip to the Keys (where I found Pinguicula pumila) in April, the plants had grown very rapidly!

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    The S. minor is wild and the other Sarracenias are cultivated ones that I planted to take advantage of the excellent growing conditions. Mostly because I will be in Chicago this summer and cannot take care of them if they were in pots. This time of year is one of my favorites in the bog because so much is blooming. The Zephyranthes, blue eyed grass, orange milkweed, hatpins, Spiranthes, etc.

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    D. tracyii:

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    S. purpurea venosa:

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    S. rubra gulfensis

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    S. psittacina

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    S. flava:

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    Pinguicula caeurulea, Drosera capillaris, and Drosera brevifolia also grow here:

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    These plants have more elongatged leaves that look a bit more like intermedia. There are other plants that look like the typical capillaris though:

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    Pinguicula caerulea:

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    The S. minor plants show a lot of variability. Though it doesn't show up very well on the photos, some plants are mostly just green, while others have intensly colored hoods from orange to red to almost maroon.

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    There is variable shape too. The one at the beginning has a very tiny mouth. Also, a couple of plants had four petal flowers.

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    This is on your property? Damn, I'm jealous. It all looks so amazing
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    Technically my dad's property. There is another S. minor colony on my neighbor's land under some powerlines. He made a few ATV trails that go by it and thankfully he lets us visit. I'm going to miss visiting it every day when I go off for the summer, but I'll be back by the time all the swamp sunflowers start blooming and the leucophyllas show off their gaint autumn traps!

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    lucky lucky you! looks amazing!
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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    It does seem like blind luck. I got in to growing carnivorous plants, then orchids and so on, after moving onto this lot and finding these plants about 8 years ago. Its one thing to see odd meat eating plants in a textbook; its something else to find out that they are growing in your backyard!

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    You're so lucky to have a natural fen in your yard! Those clumps of minors look massive! How wide are they?

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    Most clumps are 15 inches wide. One large clump has 2 plants and is about 25 inches wide. One large minor trap was 14 inches tall and 1.5 inches wide below the lip. The flava's largest trap is 21inches tall and 2 inches diameter at the opening. The flava is not native to this lot though. Its a cultivated plant that i bought from cooks back around 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Api View Post
    This is on your property? Damn, I'm jealous. It all looks so amazing
    What he said!

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