Carnivorous Plants near Kalamazoo, Michigan
2006 - August 22 ... 23
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Many flowers were blooming in the
But I saw only a single blossom of
Sometimes intermingled among D.
rotundifolia, but mostly by themselves, I saw numerous D.
intermedia plants in this bog. In contrast to the moderate to
small size of D. rotundifolia, specimens of D. intermedia
here are huge and vigorous, their leaves often reaching 5 cm in length.
All the plants were showing a strong red coloration under the sun. As
typical of this species, the plants growing among sphagnum moss were
developing a long stem, as if to compete with the growth of sphagnum.
The plants growing on the soil surface has a very short stem.
I always try to capture the plants
at their best. Translated to sundews, I like to capture their glistening
dews. I hate to shoot sundews when their mucilage is dried out. Here are
some shots from this Michigan bog early in a morning.
Here and there, I saw fully
matured seed capsules of Drosera intermedia.