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Blue butterworts fill the place of the absentee blue violets on the savannahs

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Title:
Blue butterworts fill the place of the absentee blue violets on the savannahs
Topics:
Botany
Subjects:
Blue butterwort (Pinguicula caerulea)
Butterworts
Flowers
Original Format:
Lantern slide
Hand-colored lantern slide
Extent:
3.25 x 4 in.
Item identifier:
0021005
Photographer:
Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- more info on Wells, B. W. (Bertram Whittier), 1884- 
Created Date:
circa
Description:
The blue butterworts fill the place of the absentee blue violets on the savannahs. In Natural Gardens, Wells calls this plant "Pinguicula pumila" (blue butterworts). This species has the short spur; in Bulletin 32, he uses "P. elatior" or "caerulea." The photograph is not conclusive for either species, as the flowers do not clearly display the long spur -- this looks like modern photographs of pumila. (Donna Wright, 2006)
Genre:
Close-up views
Photographs
Location:
Big Savannah (N.C.)
Digital Project:
B. W. Wells