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    NECPS Bog Trip - Cape Cod, MA - 2014

    Today a few of the NECPS members took a trip to a few bogs on the Cape. We visited 3 different locations, all somewhat close to each other yet all ecologically different.

    Site # 1

    The entrance road and habitats where we found the plants . A fairly dry site, very unique among New England bog habitats as all 3 locations were.








    Some sphagnum.



    The one orchid we encountered on the trip, a C.tuberousus who's flower has just passed.





    Some Lycopodium.





    Need a positive ID on this one. This plant was found in all 3 locations only growing in the exact same habitat as the carnivores.





    Drosera intermedia



























    Drosera filiformis var. filiformis - The northern most population of this species in the United States, 2nd most northern in the world.





































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    Site #2

    This was a very small, wet patch of ground completely surrounded by scrub oak, jack pine, brambles and poison ivy. If you didn't know this habitat existed in this exact spot, you would walk right on by, completely unaware.



    Drosera intermedia - There were many more flowering plants in this location.




















    Drosera intermedia growing side by side with Drosera filiformis.





    Drosera filiformis var. filiformis































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    I like how the Drosera intermedia are really red and form stems, like Drosera madagascariensis. The filiformis look beautiful too.

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    Are those cranberries growing next to the Drosera in some of the pictures?

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    Site #3.

    We arrived at this site on a fluke. No real information, just a name and a town. Sure glad we decided to seek it out ! This habitat was the most unique and diverse of the 3 we visited. All the plants were growing right on the edge of a pond with houses all around it. This spot had the most dense populations of plants as well as the largest and most vigorous specimens, probably due to the abundance of water verses the other 2 locations.










    Drosera intermedia - These plants were growing right from the shore up into the wood line. They also inhabited an area that was pure mud with large tussocks of grass or reeds, often growing on stalks right up through dense mats of vegetation.

















































    Drosera filiformis var. filiformis





































    This was also the only site where we encountered any Utricularia.

    I believe this species is either Utricularia striata, U.intermedia or U.ochroleuca. It was growing amongst sphagnum and very deep, slick mud.













    Utricularia cornuta - Growing closer to the waters edge in pure sand.















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    Emmi Kurosawa noticed the first Utricularia purpurea growing right at the waters edge.

















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    Yes, cranberry is one of the most common plants that inhabit we areas in eastern New England. When you find cranberry, it's often a sign that cp's may be close at hand.

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    So beautiful!

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