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GUNLOM - KAKADU NATIONAL PARK #12

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
This lovely little flower attracted me as I thought it was an orchid. There were many growing near the natural pool created by the Gunlom Waterfalls. There were so many that you had to be careful not to step on them. I later discovered that this innocent looking flower is in fact a killer so now I’m really pleased to have seen a carnivorous flower in the flesh, so to speak.
“Utricularia fulva is a small to medium sized annual carnivorous plant that belongs to the genus Utricularia. U. fulva is endemic to Australia, where it appears to be largely restricted to the Northern Territory, specifically the Arnhem Land sandstone escarpment. It grows as a terrestrial or subaquatic plant in or near sandy stream beds. It was originally described and published by Ferdinand von Mueller in 1858.” (Wikipedia)

Tags: Flower Northern territory Wildlife and nature Kakadu National Park MARY RIVER REGION GUNLOM FALLS WATERFALL CREEK UTRICULARIA FULVA CARNIVOROUS PLANT

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Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 6:38PM
Wow!! Fabulous image. A lovely looking flower - although perhaps not ideal to send to a loved one!! Wink

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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
15 Feb 2013 7:01PM
Four beautiful images, Jean-Noel, what a divine flower. V.2 looks like a rabbit's face with one buck tooth Grin Carol
moiral 6 12 Scotland
15 Feb 2013 8:15PM
Such a beautiful plant and does look like an orchid. Moira
15 Feb 2013 10:52PM
Four superb images!!!
Effrossini
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
16 Feb 2013 1:27PM
V2 definitely as a sweet little face. I like the drama of v4, too.
Great set - V4 is my fav
Julie

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