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    Nepenthes macrophylla

    I wasn't sure where to post this since it isn't about my mac' but rather about the flowering plants growing on the surface of the mac' pot. I didn't remove them because they look like tiny grass of some sort and the blades are only about 1/4 inch long. Several weeks ago flower stalks began shooting up across the surface and thankfully I held off on removing them because they are now producing beautiful little flowers that look like miniature versions of daffodils or orchids. I am hoping someone here can ID them so I can do some research as my intention is to move them to their own container for propagation. Here are some pictures taken yesterday:

    For purposes of scale the mac is 1.5 inches across:









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    They are most likely Utricularia bisquamata.

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    I do believe those are a certain genus of CP's, although I'm not an expert at them so I don't know the latin name of these atm. I remember a CP seller telling me about them when I purchased my forst Sarrs a few years back. Of course, the offspring have dispersed and have taken up almost every square inch of available soil space in the Sarr pots .


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    Definitely a Utric of some sort. Cool!
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    good luck trying to get rid of those weeds LOL

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    Thanks for the responses!
    It hadn't dawned on me that it was a CP, when I first received the mac the soil surface was covered with that mossy looking stuff that usually turns up and now it is nearly crowded out by the untric'. I take it that utric's produce flowers in spring? The mac seems fine and in fact is beginning to produce larger leaves after producing the small, tightly curled ones since I got it in December.

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    It's definitely the famous weed, U. bisquamata. You have the typical yellow and purple form (I happen to have a white form), and once this plant gets going, it's just like U. subulata: self seeds and goes everywhere. Great for decorating pots of larger plants, not so much other Utrics, and I doubt it'll have an effect on anything other than seedling Neps, so the macro should be fine.
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    U. bisquamata; a serious weed in many collections. I wish I'd never found it in my Sarracenia. No way to rid the collection of them now. They are the Oxalis of insectivores!

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