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Utricularia "Virgatula"

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This thread is otherwise known as "Long Island, Location 5"

Now then, I'm definitely no Botanist, and I'm new to Utics... so just keep that in mind here...

Marcel was kind enough to show me this:

http://www.jstor.org/stable/2479079?origin=JSTOR-pdf

Although I guess what I found is actually U. Juncea Vahl:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=UTJU&photoID=stju_001_avd.tif

And Barry Rice's Utric fact's were quite helpful:

http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq5630.html

But, these flowers I photographed were taken mid-July and the Virgatula is described as flowering in September, unless it does a cleistogamous flowering habit that is seasonal?

All the same, the photos came out nice & they look more Cornuta to me:

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I have more pics with close-ups of the soil surface to see their grassy growth-habits...

Being from Long Island, it would've been cool to have an endemic species... but it looks as if these are just growth habits of a widely distibuted species!

I'll probably go back in September to see if they do the cleistogamous flowering habit as a seasonal thing.

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A couple last pics for now:

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These are the "Coastal Plains Ponds"

But I don't see any plains! Badly overgrown... up to the edge of the water and this year the water levels are low... could use some clearing!!!

This is the only spot I'm aware of that has Filiformis that is not out towards Montauk Point. And there's just a few struggling individuals left!

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