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For the love of Science!
Went back out to the local bog I visited a few weeks ago. This time, I wanted to get some good pics of some of the other bog plants, and also search for other Drosera. So far, I have only been able to spot Drosera rotundifolia at this bog. It may be that the other natives (D. intermedia, D. filiformis, D. anglica) are not present, or are very well hidden.

Had a brand new camera to play with, too... here goes!

Drosera rotundifolia


Sarracenia purpurea



And, the other bog plants:

Suspect this one is Shrubby Cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa), though not 100% sure:

Suspect this one is Spike Lobelia (Lobelia spicata) Though not 100% sure:

These others, I have no ID whatsoever. I have been looking in wildflower books and sites, but so far, no luck.

This flower grows on a long stalk (~18" tall) one flower to a stalk, and a single small (~1") leaf at the base.


The small leaf at the base of the stalk is visible in the lower left hand portion of this picture.
No clue...
new toy appears to be working well. Maybe put the last one in the Plant ID facebook group?
Some excellent shots there, m'dear! Where was the bog located?
That 1st unknown flower is a Parnassia species, possibly P.glauca. The plant is known commonly as Bog Stars.
Some excellent shots there, m'dear! Where was the bog located?

Indian Springs Metro park - out by Timberline Lake Trail.

I have looked at Kensington metropark, and spotted some pretty promising sites as well. It's on my to-do list.
Nice photos, I especially like that macro shot of the D. rotundifolia. As for the Lobelia spicata, that would be Lobelia kalmii.
You guys are invaluable!
Nice shots. There are some great areas near Holly, Mi as well. Once I figure out how to post pictures I will get some up.
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Not as nice as your pics but here ya go.


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Glenn, I'm actually located in Holly. Where are your pics from?
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Great pics! All of mine are from that side of the state, but not from that location. I've happened across a few different CP bogs here in Michigan thus far.
And FYI, we only have D. rotundifolia, D. intermedia, D. linearis, S. purpurea, and P. vulgaris here in Michigan. Plus 1 or 2 utrics, I forget which.

Here's some pics of mine:
Location 1- http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php/134851-Here-s-a-nice-surprise!
Location 2- http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php/129193-Winter-Wonderland
Location 3- http://www.terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php/128469-The-Bog-Fall-pics
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I know we have U. gibba. I don't know who else.
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Well, it was time for a trip back. This time, I had a better lense, and got to see stuff I missed last time.

I'm pretty sure I'm looking at U. cornuta, someone correct me if that's wrong!
Utricularia cornuta by Jerabudragoness, on Flickr

I absolutely adore these little guys. Lobelia kalmii
Lobelia kalmii by Jerabudragoness, on Flickr

Of note, not a single purp had a flower stalk.... Last time, many did, even if they were broken or damaged. This time, I could not find one single flower stalk. Dozens of purps though.
Sarracenia purpurea by Jerabudragoness, on Flickr

Still only saw drosera rotundifolia. There is another trail that goes to the other side of the lake this bog is near, I may try there next time and see if anything is different.

Drosera rotundifolia by Jerabudragoness, on Flickr

Saw tons of garter snakes too.
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Looks like cornuta to me. That Lobelia is really nice too, we found some last weekend on our bog trip but not nearly as nice of a species. Too bad there were no flower stalks, looks like a healthy plant though so there's always next year.
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I just found it curious that there were no flower stalks. It has been a dryer year than normal here, but the bog didn't look too dry, but maybe it was earlier in the season when flowering would have taken place. Who knows.
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No clue...

I am pretty sure it is a Pedicularis lanceolata. It's actually a parasitic plant which is quite interesting. Technically it's hemiparasite so it gets some of its water and nutrients from the host plant but also uses photosynthesis to an extent.