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    I was up north of here, in the middle of nowhere, access by helicopter spot working on a archaeological dig/native traditional use project last week. Our campsite was beside a beautiful bog lake with big floating shelves of sphagnum around the edges. I went down to take a look and it was covered with Drosera rotundifolia! And later I took the boat out on the lake (yes, it too came in by helicopter) and it was full of U. macrorhiza - so much so that everyone had assumed that it was elodea or some similar pond weed.

    So it ain't no trip to South America, but it was still pretty cool. And I now have specimens of D. rotundifolia that are probably hardy to -40 or 50C.

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    Gracious! -50C? That's one hardy plant! How far north were you (where is "here" in the "north of here" part)?
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    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

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    It's always fun to see things amazing plants in the wild! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    My goal is to see every native species in my State (MI) 5 down, 11 to go. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    THat's some excellent work there!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I'd like to try something like that here, but I think the caymans would get to me before I'd see anything. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    I got to see lots int he wild on one single lake last summer, myself...
    Lets see if I remember them...

    U. purpurea
    U. vulgaris
    U. intermedia
    U. cornuta
    U. gibba
    U. resupinata

    D. intermedia
    D. rotundifolia

    S. purpurea

    All on the same lake. Spectacular. It really gives you a differnet perspective on these plants, when you see them all growing together where they belong...

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    "Here" is Fort St. John, BC - temps routinely go below -30C in the winter, so I figure on freak occasions they would get below -40C. It's a bit colder still ~150km north where the project was. I think it snowed there last night.

    Not too many CPs to see around here. I have seen U. minor, and apparently there are rare occurances of U. purpurea (representing the NW limit of its range.) I have not seen any of the native pings.

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    you didn't wild collect those cps, did you, glenn? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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