Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Flora

It's a double header! The trip to mountains gave me a lot of photos. First, a scenic buckwheat:
Second, a bladderwort that I found in a marshy spot near Sword Lake. I've always liked bladderwort. It's a carnivorous plant. Each of the little blobs is actually a spring-loaded sac. If an unfortunate animalcule swims up to the sac and brushes up against a trigger hair, the sac springs open and sucks the victim in. Very cool. Be sure to click on the picture twice to see it extra big.

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