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Pinguicula planifolia

This is a butterwort species very fond of wet habitat. Deep maroon color of the leaves easily distinguishes this butterwort from other species growing in this area. Some specimens may have lighter colors, however, often due to insufficient sunlight. Flower colors range from pinkish purple to almost pure white. Each of the five lobes of the corolla is deeply incised almost half the length of the lobe. Yellow palate exserts strongly from the corolla tube as clearly visible when the flower is fully open. The same flower seems to last for several days, but strong sunshine is needed to persuade the flower to open its lobes fully. I had to wait until 9 am in the morning on a sunny day before the flowers were fully open for my photography.  Flowers are small but can reach 2 cm across when open.

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

PHOTO: Pinguicula planifolia

 

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