Yesterday I was frolicking by the river, clambering over rocks to an often used jumping spot. Imagine my suprise: as i looked downward to find a good foothold for a particularly difficult spot, I looked straight into a small pool of water. A pool of water with an aquatic bladderwort in it. I crawled down on my hands and knees, examining it, and making sure my eyes hadn't deceived me, (during which my friends started at my strangely[I was after all, staring straight into a tiny pile of "slime"]) I improvised a carrier (picked a piece of grass from the same pool of water, which had bladderwort wound around its roots, and stuck that in a bottle of Root-beer I had bought from 7-11 earlier in the day.
Has anyone heard of [a] species of aquatic bladderwort being found in Hawaii's river? (specifically wailuku) Now that im thinking about it, i seem to remember encountering one quite awhile ago, and dismissing it as a mere lookalike. I will hopefully upload pictures eventually, but its raining, i got a fairly small sample, and it is very tiny, as you can imagine. I can however clearly see the plant's bladders, a couple of which look full (the same pool is likely used by mosquitoes for breeding) The pool was only about 2-3 cups of water, and the bladderwort shared the area with mosquito larvae, grasses, and algae blooms. Thoughts?