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Pinguicula longifolia ssp caussensis


Pinguicula longifolia is one of the most striking of the hardy Pinguiculas. 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.

2nd April 2009

6th April 2012

27th April 2017