Half a year with Pinguicula

 

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Slimy leaves of Pinguicula  (moranensis?) attract and trap insects – see the forward facing leaf with a blackfly stack to it (October picture). Notice the size difference between winter leaves (1 and 2nd picture) and current leaves (bottom picture).

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Flowered from October to March with a sweet scent.

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This is the same pot as in pictures above, but the old big leaves dried out (causing me a bit of anxiety). Within a month of tearing and sticking into soil two bottom, smaller, summer leaves a  new plant is growing from the bottom of former leaf (top left corner, 3d picture).  I can see roots sticking out of leaves on the mother plant. What’s not to love?

 

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