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Utricularia macrorhiza

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by naoki, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    This is a super common aquatic carnivorous plant around here. I tried to grow it, but I haven't had a long term success, though. It is supposed to be similar to U. vulgaris, but the shape of the spur is quite different.

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    We went to a neighbor pond, Ballaine Lake, for a quick fly fishing. Rain was predicted, so there weren't many people fishing in this often crowded pond. While my 6-year-old son was fishing, I found these yellow flowers. I snapped a couple photos while dodging his back cast. Fortunately, he hooked fish instead of human head.

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    We have to enjoy the short, but wonderful Alaskan summer. So I'm a little "busy", and not enough time to take/edit orchid photos!
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The links work, but the images don't show up here.
     
  3. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Naoki,

    Great pictures! Was that a Rainbow Trout that your son caught. Don’t remember them being so far North. How do they survive in such a shallow lake in the winter or do they migrate out to a river?