As I write, a new plant species was discovered in the Western Himalaya. Utricularia Furcellata is a carnivorous plant that belongs to a genus which is commonly known as bladderworts. It was identified by the Uttarakhand Forest department, the first sighting of the plant not only in Uttarakhand but in the entire western Himalayan region. Pictured here is Utricularia minor, the same genus and a similar perennial carnivorous plant. U. minor is a floating aquatic with whitish to yellow flowers and it seems that U. Furcellata is a terrestrial plant with magenta inflorescence. All of the 250 or so species are microscopically small and lack root systems since they feed on mosquito larvae, nematodes, and other minute prey that swim in the soil.