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Pinguicula longifolia ssp. caussensis

1981 2nd April 2009 6th April 2012 2nd April 2009 11th May 2013
Pinguicula longifolia is one of the most striking of the hardy Pinguicula. This subspecies occurs in the Alpes Maritimes in southern France. Plants I have seen were paler than P.longifolia ssp. longifolia with smaller flowers, but this was at the end of June, when the plants were coming to the end of their flowering period and seasonal temperatures and sunlight were increasing rapidly, so plants were potentially stressed and slightly bleached.
Mountain springs ensure that this rock face is continually moistened with a fine film of water running down it. Though it looks like rock, the habitat is closer to being a low nutrient vertical bog.

25th June 1981 25th June 1981 25th June 1981
Photographed in the Gorges du Tarn in 1981, flower colour has faded a bit in the slides over the years.

27th April 2017 1st July 2022 8th April 2023
In recent years I have become less convinced about the purity of my plants. After several generations of seeding they have flowers very like P. grandiflora although the mature rosettes still have distinctive long leaves.


  • A World of Pinguicula, http://www.pinguicula.org (accessed 08.09.2023)