5 responses to “Pinguicula vulgaris subsp. macroceras”

  1. Michael F

    “Specifically, the taxon is native to Japan in Asia and northern California to Alaska in North America”
    Presume you’re referring to the subspecies macroceras here? – Pinguicula vulgaris (as a species) is holarctic.

  2. Beverley

    Pinguicula vulgaris – Z3 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Michael – yes, the subspecies distribution.
    Others, however, recognize it as a species. I opted not to write about the taxonomy today, but I’ll mention now that if you were to look at local field guides and floras, you’d find a whole suite of names for this plant.

  4. Katherine

    Wow! Thanks so much for this educational tidbit. I’ve seen various carnivorous plants, but they all digested insects inside the trap, not right out on the main leaves.
    The next time I fertilize my plants with something that says you can water it on the leaves to be absorbed as well as pour it on the soil, I’m going to have a whole different picture in my head of what’s going on at the leaf surface. (Possibly not an accurate picture, but a whole different picture, nonetheless…)

  5. van

    These are beautiful.

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