Here's a population of S. oreophila from Cherokee Co, AL. These have been stuck in the "seedling stage" for many years and didn't look all that interesting until now. The pitchers this year probably tripled in size compared to last year, and surprisingly, these were one of the very first pitchers to open for the season.
There's some variation in these plants, but for the most part, they all look similar. What's noteworthy are the individuals that have veins and color this early on in the season-typically, they're the "dullest" looking in the spring, but can become quite colorful in the late summer to early fall. Some of my purple throat clones have no color on them whatsoever right now, but they are tried and true.
It'll be interesting to see if any of these color up later on in the year like the purple throated clones or the oreophila ornatas. So far, there are a couple that have external veination, as well as veins in the throat, which gives them a good chance. There's also one or two that have some slight bronzy color to the pitchers, but it's very slight.
I'm consolidating the photos I've posted of these plants earlier to this post. The second tray in the foreground is S. oreophila Cherokee Co, AL, photo taken 3/9/14:
Here's another tray of them, taken 3/15/14:
And some photos taken today, 3/29/14. It's been raining quite a bit here in California, and a lot of the pitchers fell over from the storm:
and the other tray, photo also taken 3/29/14:
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2014 22:41:11 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Everything else is just starting to emerge and open up, but S. oreophila Cherokee Co, AL is already in full force:
S. oreophila var. ornata-truth be told, many of these are ornatas, even if the veins aren't showing now. We'll see them later in the year, when the real colors show up. Right now, they're at their "dullest":
Thanks killerplantz and theplantman! Those reddish plants in the background are actually S. flava var. rubricorpora Bay Co, FL. They have these incredibly large pitchers considering how tiny the rhizomes are. The traps are still coloring up.
Last Edit: Apr 15, 2015 18:58:59 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Well, I've show-cased the EF out of these plants, but not much else is happening in the collection, so here's something to keep ye'all entertained.
Normally, I cut off all the leaves, including the phyllodia because these oreos growing in the community tray grow so damn dense that every last square inch of space and light is critical for good health. well, this year a homie got to this tray too late, so the phyllodia will stay on. Will this help increase anthocyanin production in the traps?
Photos taken March 13, 2018. Notice the front half of the tray seems almost completely devoid of new growth while the back of the tray is moving along nicely. Quiz question (and yes, the answer is known, but there's technically not enough information from the picture below to answer the question, so that's a hint, haha): What do you think is going on?
Last Edit: Mar 19, 2018 15:22:14 GMT -5 by meizzwang
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5