Jun. 21, 2021

Botany Club outing

Yes, bladderworts are in the butterwort family. So here's a butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris). These also trap food. They have sticky glands on the leaves that catch small bits of food. The bits/bites struggle, which helps release enzymes from other glands, and it's scarf city in slow motion. The Botany Club got to see quite a few butterworts, but it is a dry season, and there were very few flowers. In the next few blog posts you can hear about our outing, and see images of the club, the UP, and plants that we've posted about before, but saw again. New finds will appear on the Wildflower page.