Some friends of mine who know that I grow CPs told me about some "weird little plants" they found a couple of years ago on a hike. They thought they looked like some kind of Venus Flytraps. Naturally I was curious, so I checked it out the next time I was in that area. What I found was a huge number of very small Drosera growing in a kind of mountain bog. They're so small that even in the middle of summer, you could easily cover a whole plant with a nickel. Probably as a result of their size they haven't been noticed by the wrong people, or possibly they just aren't worth a poachers effort. Either way, they seem to be completely undisturbed, even though they're in a well-known hiking area.
So here's my question: Even though they're not very impressive to look at, I'd really like to grow a few, particularly since they're native to this area. Obviously I'm not going to dig up any. Even if I were selfish enough to think, "It wouldn't hurt anything if just ONE PERSON takes a few," I wouldn't want to take a chance on drawing any attention from poachers who might wipe them out. But what do you guys think about taking a few seeds, if I can catch them at the right time? Would that be a bad thing to do?
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