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Sep 26, 2013 10:09 AM

Plant identification

I found this plant at an altitude of 1000 feet plus in the Lakeland mountains. It looks very much like a Venus fly trap but on researching it, it would appear that these are native to the sub-tropical areas of the Eastern US. Any ideas as to how it would be growing at that altitude and towards the end of September when it is getting cold up there?

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    Sep 26, 2013 11:16 AM (in response to denzil)
    Re: Plant identification

    Denzil,

     

    I'm not sure if I'm seeing your photo correctly, but the main (pale orange) subject is a fungus, perhaps a deceiver, Laccaria laccata (http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/laccaria-laccata.php). (There are other possibilities.)

     

    By way of insectivorous plants, the ones you're likely to see are sundew (Drosera) or butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris). I see neither of those in your photo.

     

    Mike

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        Sep 26, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to denzil)
        Re: Plant identification

        Yes, I was looking at the edge of the gills.

        This is an enlargement of one of the photos on the page I gave a link to

        Laccaria laccata gills.jpg

        But, as I said, that one is only a possibility.

         

        Mike

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