I am amazed at the coloration these plants produce. It is a true wonder of nature. I have seen a few sars in the wild but never S. Leucophylla and next summer I plan on making them and S. Purpurea my first field trip priority.
My clone F, which has 4 mature growth points and two smaller growth points, produced one single, solitary fall pitcher this year. The other parts of the rhizome said later skater and have gone dormant. I can't figure out what is stressing it - could it be the two giant seed pods its had to put energy into this season? Anywho, the pitcher it made is pretty darn sweet. I'm sure it will get whiter in subsequent years when it gets over whatever is currently holding it back. Close up action Yes - those are red veins! A spring pitcher on this plant also had red veins in the lid. The coloration was transient and faded after a week or so. I think this anthocyanin production is a consequence of whatever stress the plant is under
Interesting. True the redness on the hood margin could well be a result of stress, but either way, those sure look like veins on the inside of the mouth. So, at this moment in time Calen's specimen of Clone F doesn't present as var. alba as described by McPherson but at the same time at Mike's place it does. McPherson states the interior of a var. alba "with no discernible veining at all" is a "stable characteristic". It would seem this doesn't hold true in the case of wild genetics in cultivation. In fact, I suspect that element of the description of var. alba may be a fraught one as the observation of veins or no veins in the interior mouth so often is a subjective one. No question, Mike's photos show Clone F representing the variety in fine fashion (one of the most gorgeous leucos alive in my opinion). But in Calen's photos those veins put a spanner in the works.....
Post by meizzwang on Sept 21, 2014 21:00:00 GMT -5
I'd hate to be the one to name all these variants, that's for sure! Growing these plants in cultivation really gives a different perspective that may go otherwise unnoticed in the wild.
Here's some promising seedlings, a result from crossing clone AxF. These are 2 different seedlings that I have my eye on. As discussed by KE, even though there is veining in the throat on one of them, this is still a var. alba. It did produce a previous pitcher that was snow white in the throat. I've seen some jaw-dropping snow white plants in the wild, and the summer pitchers looked like nominal leucophyllas whereas the fall pitchers were solid white (the best I've ever seen). Maybe Calen will believe that the plant I sent him (it looks like a regular leucophylla) is in fact a var. alba after seeing that post I think you all will enjoy that discussion, but that's for later! For now, here's seedling #1, photos taken 9/12/14:
Seedling #2, this is the best one so far:
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Christmas came a little early this year...er, rather fall pitchers are early this year! Well, maybe some of these aren't yet fall pitchers, but rather very nice summer ones:
S. leucophylla Hurricane creek white clone F, photos taken July 25, 2015:
This photo below was taken Aug 1, 2015 clone F again:
And last but not least, this newly opened trap of clone F was taken on 8/14/15-isn't it bizarre how red the trap is? This plant has been divided so many times (probably near 200 divisions by now) that I wouldn't be surprised if we eventually get asexual mutants with brighter traps or strange color patterns:
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meizzwang I was actually wondering whether plants that had been in cultivation for so long changed and was wondering if anyone had seen this happen with a particular plant. I've heard that Tarnok has changed unfortunately for the worse in terms of growth and coloration
sflguy there seems to be a lot of phenotypic variation, and I've taken divisions from some clone F divisions that looked outstanding yet different the previous year to see if there is any permanent genetic change. So far, I don't see any clone suggesting a permanent genetic asexual change...not yet at least! Most of these different appearances in color and shape seem to be environmentally induced.
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