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One of the most distinctive species of this genus, frequent in sphagnum bogs in the northern part of the state, more local southward; usually on open mats.
When fully mature, reflexed perigynia of this remarkable species are "spring loaded" and will pop off when touched, sometimes landing a meter or more away from the stem. Needless to say, making specimens of this plant with mature perigynia is a surprising and peculiar endeavor.
The Washtenaw Co. specimen (MICH) has no data, but the species is noted in old records for Ann Arbor and a "sphagnum bog 2 miles W & S of Whitmore Lake" and Walpole's Flora of Washtenaw Co. also reports this plant. It imay be that this collection is a voucher for one of these citations where the data has been lost.