Post by DirtyDivisions on Jun 18, 2014 22:59:24 GMT -5
***FEEL FREE TO POST ALL YOUR LIBERTY COUNTY PICS/VIDEOS IN THIS THREAD***
Day 2 of our Summer Sarracenia Searchaganza we decided to hit the red tube flava site near Sumatra and ended up spending 6 hours exploring its vastness. Everytime I visit this site I am amazed at the absolute beauty growing there. Both calen and I had to force ourselves to leave:
Post by DirtyDivisions on Jun 29, 2014 12:13:12 GMT -5
The site was much drier than I have ever seen it before due to the lack of rain we were having. Despite the dryness the Sarracenia here seemed to be thriving more than before. Here are a few select pics I took during our trip here:
Amongst all the rubricorpora were some very impressive ornata. This one had a very floppy lid:
So did this one:
Other ornata were average:
Some enjoyed showing off to the rugelii that were lining the treeline:
Others towered over your rubricorpora:
Some were amazing like this clone:
Some had big mouths:
Others had fancy lids:
And then there is a specimen that blows them all away:
***Many more pics of ornata, rubricorpora, rugelii, psittacina, and others from this site to come. My internet connection in the mountains of NC is super slow so it takes forever for pics to upload***
Now that is awesome!! If you had to take a guess how many plants were there?
I want my backyard to look like that.
A couple thousand or more. Everywhere you look there's a Sarracenia and we were there for six hours constantly on the move discovering more and more plants the further we went into the site. We finally had to leave because we were both out of H2O to drink.
Do you have pictures of seedlings how die survive into That very thik grass
This site is regularly burned so seedlings don't have too much of a problem surviving here. They get enough light because they are in the middle of open fields where the Sun is over them for most of the day. Also, the seedlings take advantage of the numerous deer/bear paths and grow along the edges of them where there is less grass. I think I have some pics of this. If I don't I'm sure Calen does since he took a gazillions pictures. I will upload many more pics soon!
Post by DirtyDivisions on Jul 4, 2014 12:29:15 GMT -5
The main reason most people come to this site is because of the beautiful redness of the rubricorpora. The mass quantity of them contrasting with the green/yellow rugelii and other vegetation makes this site look and feel like an alien planet. Just look at these beauties! Remember this is only a select few because when you get there you feel overwhelmed and don't really know what to take a picture of:
Look at the lid on this bad boy!:
There was even one with tiny little lid:
This rubricorpora just seemed to be so happy. Maybe that's why it was one of my favorites:
Another group shot of a small section:
Some of the newly opened pitchers were almost a neon red in the sunlight:
D. filiformis glistened throughout the bog giving the entire bog a more magical appearance:
Look at how dark this rubricorpora is:
Everyone wants to be a rubricorpora:
There were rugelii and rubricorpora intermixed, but there was definitely a separation of the two varieties as shown in this picture:
The majority of the rugelii where nestled up with the tree line and continued deep within the trees:
The rubricorpora at this site are spectacular!:
Sometimes it was very difficult to walk without stepping on a P. planifolia or S. psittacina:
Psittancina golfballensis? This thing was huge! The lowest pitcher is a pitcher of a regular sized psittacina:
Here's the "This thing is huge!" pic with my hand as a comparison:
More impressive ornata:
calen taking one of the thousands of pics he took at this site. You're in for a treat when he uploads his pics. I will upload even more from this site when I get some more time:
I'm back in the photo posting game after yet another hiatus... Frankly, approaching the hundreds of shots I took at "the" red tube bog and working with them felt a bit overwhelming lol. In this post will be shots of the site overall and the "standard" rubricorporas there. Next I'll give a sampling of the incredible ornatas and all-red flavas we found, as well as the rugellis and other wonderful CP that can be found here. Enjoy! The site is big. It is a wet meadow with a prominent swamp cypress thicket in its center and extending back along a creek, and longleaf pine forest all around. The bog received a burn last winter so the wire grass was perfectly lush. Clouds knocked the temperature down a notch to just barely cooler than Satan's crotch and provided perfect light for taking pictures. The view from the road Trey wading in. One is instantly overwhelmed by the beauty and diversity of the site. This incredible plant is pretty "average" I would say: A very dark plant on the left and a brighter red one on the right, and scads of thread leaf sundew: The dark plant has an angled column. This trait popped up in all the flava varieties at the site Cheesin' with my red tube homies No photo can truly capture the beautiful contrast between the bright sundews and the dark pitchers. Over to the left hand side of the field (with the road to one's back) there is a treeline along which some very large clumps grow. In this photo two large rubricorpora patches and a rugelli patch are visible: Another shot looking back toward where the previous was taken A close-up shot of the background patch in the first photo. These have a lot of three dimensionality that is really hard to capture in a photo! One thing that became apparent to me and Trey was that these large "patches" appear to be massive genets - that is, composed of single clones. Here is a shot of an individual pitcher of this clump. It is an absolutely amazing looking clone: And here is a trap located approximately 20 feet away from the last on the opposite side of the group: Pretty much identical. At the rate Sarr rhizomes grow, these plants must be massively old. Here is an ornata genet - what appears to be a loose scattering of ornata plants is actually a ring of identical plants. This was the only ornata in this area and all the traps were in an approximately 8x8' area: Backgrounded by a massive rugelii genet is a large patch of rubricorpora. There appears to be more than one clone here - a shapely throat blotched one with sparse veins under the lid that appears to have spread to at least a few meters wide - and some more localized ones that may be younger seedlings that have filled in within the larger genet. So cool! I leave you with this. MUCH more still to come! Ornatas, rugellis, fully-infused rubricorporas, and of course the many other carnivorous denizens of this epic bog. Stay tuned...
Can't thank you guys enough for supplying all these terrific photos Calen and Trey. Man, oh man, they are really descriptive of the site.
Incredible how the rugelii and rubricorpora and ornata are so intimately intermingled yet they, particularly the rugelii, remain utterly distinct from each other. Unless further intensive work eventually tells me otherwise, there is little room for doubt these two representations of flava are expressions of the same local genetic base ie, (crude analogy) blond curly haired, dark straight haired etc members from the same family. Alongside that, the other thing your shots highlight is the wide variability in the variety known as rubricorpora. Same goes for the arguably 'ornata'.
Overall these populations inherently deliver up this range of representations of fundamentally the same local version of flava whatever humans may want to call them beyond that. That is the fascinating thing for me: how this occurs so sharply within a given sample area. The photo of you squatting amongst the plants summarises this phenomenon perfectly. Its all there in that shot: rugelii, rubricorpora - both nominal and fully infused, and 'ornata'. And so utterly intermingled.
Congrats again for your fine recording of these sites. You say you have more to come. I, for one, can't wait!
I don't have enough words to describe how wonderful you guys are for doing this. The photography is superb from both Trey and Calen . To be there to see all these pristine growing sites is just too much to take in. The diversity is blowing my mind. Beautiful, beautiful presentation...on all the pages guys!
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5
Sarr. minor fan: why are you doing this
Jun 14, 2020 18:34:28 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: \The immature stupid person posting in the chat box has been banned!
Jun 27, 2020 18:46:44 GMT -5
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
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