Bull Trout Lake Area
Boise National Forest,
August 2, 2008
After deep snows lingered on and on,
we waited until August to have a field trip to some unnamed and unheralded
lakes near popular Bull Trout Lake. We hoped that the mosquitoes would be
gone and some late-blooming plant species would be seen. So it was, that
August 2nd was the perfect day to wander around lakeshores and bogs with
botanist Michael Mancuso.
Michael got our attention when he showed us the carnivorous English sundew
(Drosera anglica). Sundew consumes insects. Another plant that
stirred interest was Purple marshlocks (Comarum palustre) as most
of us had never seen it before. We saw two different gentians, a sure sign
that fall was approaching: Felwort (Swertia perennis) and
Explorerís Gentian (Gentiana calycosa).
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Copyright 2008, unless otherwise noted.
What is This Flower?
Looking for Wildflowers
Looking at English Sundew
Looking at Elephanthead Flowers
Studying a Flower Species
Bull Trout Lake
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