Carnivorous Plants near Kalamazoo, Michigan
2006 - August 22 ... 23
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I drove to Chicago this summer.
Chicago is a beautiful city - nice and windy, of course. I enjoyed a
pleasant drive on Shore Drive along Lake Michigan. From there, I had a
chance to visit a bog near Kalamazoo, Michigan, on the eastern side of
Lake Michigan. I was hoping to see Drosera linearis, but the
place I visited was still way too south to see the species. I was able
to observe some other carnivorous plants, nonetheless.
Fern foliage in the forest
provided me a nice subject for my fish-eye lens.
Sphagnum moss was growing
was common among sphagnum moss growth. Drosera rotundifolia
seemed healthy but was not as large as some specimens I saw in northern
I saw some pitcher plants (Sarracenia
purpurea ssp. purpurea) here and there often buried in
sphagnum growth, but not in great number nor in high concentration. The
pitcher color was mainly green.
A young pitcher with more reddish
I noticed a couple of yellow
flowers in the ditch. Initially, I did not pay too much attention.... I
just walked by. I thought they were a good, old Utricularia subulata
that I had seen so many times in the south-east. I was wrong. Can you
guess what they are? More on this later....
A lake near by.
A restaurant in Kalamazoo....