Post by theplantman on Apr 29, 2015 8:13:12 GMT -5
From the USFWS: We'd like to welcome Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge as our newest refuge in North Carolina! It's officially America's 563rd National Wildlife Refuge and will protect some of Appalachia’s rarest places for wildlife. Some of the species Mountain bogs will provide a home for are pictured below, but many others will benefit with this added refuge:
If you feel inclined, write to them and tell them they are AWESOME! Many agencies and organizations throughout the southeast have worked to protect and steward mountain bogs for a long, long time. It is nice to finally have lasting protection.
Kevin "the Plant Man" kevintheplantman.wordpress.com
Post by theplantman on Apr 29, 2015 15:54:33 GMT -5
YES! Henderson Co., NC and Transylvania Co., NC have protected areas!! I didn't look to see if Rabun Co., GA falls within the boundaries, but I imagine they'd want to lump the oreo/purp montana sites from GA within the NWR.
So, endangered animals aside, here is why we should all be doing a celebratory dance right this very second: (1) S. oreophila is protected (2) S. jonesii is protected (3) S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. montana is also protected (4) The current NWR boundaries are going to get bigger over time as new lands are acquired. Several funds are set up to purchase new lands, secure easements, and TNC is even working with private landowners to educate and help them steward any rare plants they have.
I hope everyone is understanding howmonumentallyHUGE this victory is for the genus Sarracenia. In fact, it's probably the singular best day that these plants have had since the freakin' Endangered Species Act (early 70s).
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