Just put this one in a plastic toy boat and set it adrift off the Cali coast with a sail set at, let's see..., 63.2° from the mid line of the hull. One way or another the Pacific will deliver it up on a beach near me....
Hey Mike, as organised earlier in this thread that flava maxima in a boat never turned up. I was starting to wonder where it could be but just realised it may have stuck around in the Bay to compete in the America's Cup......
Maximas in general are defined by no red pigments in the throat of the trap. What I'm starting to learn is that there are "chameleon" maxima clones where they'll have veins in the throat under certain environmental conditions, but under the best conditions, they will be completely green from head to toe! The Cartaret Co, NC maxima doesn't seem to have this chameleon characteristic....or at least I haven't seen it yet!
Haven't taken pics of this Cartaret Co, NC maxima in a while, so here are some new photos taken 7/31/18. Love the peculiar, unique shape of this one!
And finally a pic to show the lack of red pigments in the throat:
Been a while since I've posted pics of this variant, pics taken 7/1/21. This particular genotype never produces red veins in the throat, even when stressed. On the flip side of the coin, I'm almost positive this population in general from Cartaret Co, NC has rubra mixed in it many generations ago
Post by meizzwang on Sept 17, 2021 17:10:22 GMT -5
It's rather unusual for flavas to hold onto their traps into the fall: normally, most flava clones start to die down and turn brown this time of year, but this population of flavas tend to produce traps later in the summer than normal, which means their "show" is extended until around the first week of October or so. Given the weird, unique shapes in the population as a whole, the tendency to produce pitchers later in the season, and well as some 1 off individuals that look verydifferent from the rest, this is the reason why I think rubra ssp. rubra has been mixed in.
S. flava var. maxima Cartaret Co, NC, pics taken 9/15/21:
an unusual patch of dark green:
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2021 17:45:38 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Aside from any other possible morphological clues to look for, have you ever noted multiple flowers from a growth point that would lend support for your rubra inclusion hypothesis? That would be interesting.
I never have in any of my Cataret flavas which have the same shaped pitchers as yours does (although mine are very lightly veined). Flower size, colour, petal shape, aroma and seed size were all solid flava.
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