Monday, August 18, 2008


Xyris difformis from pin hook bog. I decided that the plant was difformis and not X. torta as the stems and leaves did not seem twisted and the leaves were typically larger than 2mm. I saw this beauty growing in pinhook bog with Rhychospera alba, Hypericum viriginicum, Sarracenia purpurea, Eriophorum sp., and Drosera rotundifolia. Early this year this same spot was covered with Pogonia ophioglossoides.

Scott, Jenny Allison, and I also found Habenaria ciliaris which was the main reason for the trip. There was only the one flowering individual able to be seen from the boardwalk on this trip despite the presence of other basal leaves in the area. This was the first time it had been seen this year.

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