Simple Clicks – mystery flower

BRENT PENNINGTON Unidentified aquatic flower in Tobyhanna Lake at Tobyhanna State Park on the morning of 26 July 2013.

I’ve got no idea what these are.  They appeared in shallower sections of Tobyhanna Lake, amid mats of floating vegetation.  The whole flower is very small and unlike any I’ve ever seen before.  A quick Google image search as fruitless.  All I really know for sure is that there weren’t many of them out there – far fewer, say, than there were lily blossoms.  And being so small they were hard to focus on; this is the only frame I captured that came out.

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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  1. Hi Brent, friend of Paul’s. I think your plant belongs to the family Utricularia. There are a couple hundred species and most like warmer climates but some have adapted. I suspect this might be an invasive but I don’t have enough information to say with any authority. Hope this helps. Disclaimer: I am not a plant scientist I have just spent several years volunteering in Ohio wetland restoration and have picked stuff up along the way.

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