#utricularia pubescens stopped its flower parade.... Cool with me tho,
now i can see those things that aren't called leaves.... i was gonna call em leaves, they're not called leaves, they are....@mace_in_space?
As water trickled down the mountain walls covered with ferns, moss, lichens and wildflowers – tiny insects and butterflies hovered around the flowers to settle down once in a while to sip nectar from the flowers. The lush green ferns complemented the tiny specks of stunningly beautiful flowers. A fairy tale setting indeed. This pretty flower stood out. What we did not know was that this species has ultrafast traps to catch microorganisms.
More on these flowers in my blog http://wanttobeanomad.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/ultra-fast-traps/
No filter needed for this beauty. This is Utricularia gibba, "Humped Bladderwort". It forms aquatic mats of vegetation and basically have floating islands of roots and mud that has deposited on the mat. They have underwater traps on the roots that capture microscopic invertebrates. I love carnivorous plants. #bladderwort#utricularia#carnivorousplants#aquaticplants#mississippinature