Here's the population of S. oreophila Clay Co, NC. What I'm noticing is that a couple of the individuals are showing some potential signs of inbreeding depression (ie. pollen doesn't shed on a few flowers, deformed or anomalous growth on flowers, etc). If I start inbreeding these plants, unless a ginormous population is grown out and individuals are selected against mutations, this can lead to some trouble down the line.
For long term preservation purposes (in cultivation only), it might be a good idea to mix in the Towns Co, GA genetics with these. At the same time, it's also a good idea to vegetatively propagate these individuals for the time being, as clones can probably persist for a few centuries before virus and mutations get to them.
Photos taken 4/23/18. Spring pitchers aren't as showy as mid to late summer traps:
There are some veined and colorful individuals in this batch, but as stated earlier, those pigments don't really show up until later on in the season:
Flowers open at the same time as the traps. Guess they don't care about pollinators getting eaten...but then again, it's not the best reproductive strategy and these are almost extinct in the wild:
some more pics of this population from Clay Co, NC. Great diversity and decent vigor! they're getting pretty big this year and just starting to color up, will try to get a picture of the whole population in the near future. Pics taken 6/2/20:
some late summer traps! I've never seen such ornate traps on this population, but then again, they've been crammed in the same community tray for eons, so that's probably why! The spring traps completely shade all the growth points, preventing late summer traps from forming.
I made some divisions last winter and gave them a lot of space, so now they're putting on a show! Pics taken 8/4/20:
There are probably even more amazing color forms in this population that I don't know about. I divided multiple different clones, and all of them are ornate so far:
pro-photographers, do me a solid and don't hate on my amateurism
Here are my mother plants, being uprooted for the first time in ages and getting divided. They finally over-crowded the tray, so drastic measures were required. Needeless to say, I have tons of divisions now, from over 20 different clones, this will be the most diverse batch of divisons I've ever made from this population.
It was tough separating these, I had to box a couple in the "grill" since they weren't cooperating. It's cool though, no matter if you step on these, kick them, or punch them in the "eye," they're tough and can take it during the winter dormancy period. That said, violence isn't recommended, nor does it solve anything:
Now check out this lobster tail! How exactly does that happen? When you have an epic sized rhizome that still has a tiny tip at the end of the rhizome and it's still ALIVE, that shows that the plant has gone through years of growth with perfect conditions: never dried up, never too hot, never too cold, never over watered, never got sharded on by the neighbor's dog, etc. It also shows that these are of seed origin: those rhizomes show the historic, tiny rhizome that first started as the seedling was developing!
Check out this PRAWN....OMG, the Asian in me is thinking about how to saute this thing, LOL
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