Sep. 9, 2020

humped bladderwort, Utricularia gibba

Why isn't this a better image? Humped bladderworts deserve better. Those little flowers stretching out of the muck decorate spots we otherwise pretty much avoid. And there it is! I just wasn't ready to get down with this one. To get a good close up of a quarter inch subject, you have to get close. Maybe use a tripod. How do you do that in a couple feet of more of muck? You can certainly have the chance. Humped bladderwort grows around the world, here in AK, AL, AR, CA, CT(S), DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD(E), ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ(E), NY, OH, OK, OR, PA(X), RI(T), SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, BC, NB, NS, ON, and QC(L). Lenawee Co MI, 8/25/14. Bladderwort family, Lentibulariaceae.