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For John to identify

This is a pic of the two of them together to give you an idea of their differences in size



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I'm not John, but I believe this is a white pitcher plant 'Sarracenia leucophylla'
a then the red pitcher plant 'Sarracenia (sorry I forget the last part). I have this one and I'm pretty sure I have it posted... but where???????? If I find it I'll pass it on to you :) How cool that they're growing in your garden :0 I'd be afraid that they'd dry up on me during the summer.

Here's a link to the white pitcher plant:

http://www.arkive.org/white-pitcher-plant/sarracenia-leucophylla/image-G37021.html

4 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks a million Tasteyg, it sure looks like what I have. I was surprised I didn't lose them both last year due to our drought. I gave them a little sprinkle of water every few days, but it wasn't anything close to bog conditions and they both pulled through. They didn't look as full or healthy, but they did survive !

4 Mar, 2009

 

Nearly right TasteyG. It is pure Sarracenia flava usually found in its wild form in the south eastern States.

This species in my opinion is one of the most elegant in this genus.
The Pitcher can grow in some forms over 90cm tall.
The pitcher is much more robust than any of the other species and the most varied; anywhere between almost pure green right through to pure red/maroon with virtually every possible variation in between. Flowers are yellow.
Recently, this species has been sub-divided into seven recognised varieties;

This one is:
Sarracenia flava var. flava
Which has red/purple venation in the throat and spreading out over hood and tube.

John

9 Mar, 2009

 

Awesome John, you're amazing ! I never would have gotten it right on my own, thank you so very much ! I 'm going to write that down in my journal right now before I forget...lol.

9 Mar, 2009

 

Wow, John you are amazing! So informative...you are a Sarraceniac :)
This one is very beautiful Flcrazy. Will you get us a shot of it when the sun is lighting up ???? Please, please please w/ a cherry on top ?

10 Mar, 2009

 

Sure thing Tasteyg, but it will have to be late in the season when new shoots are full grown, that's one of the draw backs to growing them outside where marginally hardy.

11 Mar, 2009

 

These are beautiful and the large plant leaves around them make it look real tropical.

11 Mar, 2009

 

Thanks Marguerite, I've fallen in love with my little carnivorous beauties. The large leaf plants are my 'green runner' elephant ears, luckily they are hardy for me here and I don't have to dig them up, so they spread theirselves around nicely.

11 Mar, 2009



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