Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Pitcher Plantation

Drosera arcturi, Cradle Mountain N.P.
Well, it may not be a white Christmas here in Australia, but here is an alpine plant in honour of the season. These are Drosera arcturi, photographed at a tarn lake high on the alpine plateau in Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania. This tarn lake was a few hundred metres from the slopes of Cradle Mountain itself.
Drosera arcturi, Cradle Mountain N.P.2
These plants are growing in Sphagnum peat between the branches and leaves of a cushion plant (the moss-like plant growing right up to the edge of the tarn lake).