I should have also put "tall as EF" in the name, but it wasn't tall at the time it was named. It doesn't look extremely bulbous anymore (although you can still see some bulbous action going on here), and the trap isn't a solid dark color anymore-what's going on?! Phenotypic variance aka environmental conditions trigger certain physical expressions...aka the "chameleon" effect, just like in S. leucophylla var. alba: sarracenia.proboards.com/thread/3336/leucophylla-var-alba-chameleon-effect Yes, this phenomenon is rampant in the Sarracenia world!
When the plant was smaller and stood out of the crowd, it was solid dark purple to almost black! Hopefully, when the nights cool down in the fall and the light changes, we'll start seeing its true colors! For now, Stewy and Donnie might call this clone S. alata var. rubrioperculata, but I say NOt so fast! Nature isn't so black and white, but hopefully in this case, it'll eventually get very black
S. alata 'dark,bulbous,vigorous' Stone Co, MS, photos taken 7/12/18:
you can sorta see some anthocyanins forming on the outside of the trap, but it's very subtle:
Please don't tell me this clone is also S. alata var. ornata, LOL
Same plant, smaller trap that has slightly more conspicuous pigments forming on the outside of the trap:
So what is it? Var. nigra purpurea? ornata? rubrioperculata? Catch it at the right time, one might be able to argue it's also an atrorubra..... Maybe it's everything! To be continued.......
Last Edit: Jul 12, 2018 14:52:12 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by meizzwang on Sept 17, 2018 17:13:05 GMT -5
Okay, this thang is starting to get very dark in the interior(finally!) In person, it does appear purplish black to the eye, and I'm hoping that the body turns color as well! Again, these black clones have been a pain to color up for me, but others have been able to get their traps really dark on the outside seemingly with little to no effort. Photos taken 9/16/18:
You can actually now see the bulbousness showing up here:
Blacker than black, ladies and gentlemen:
Last Edit: Sept 18, 2018 16:58:04 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Traps this past winter dormancy period eventually turned purple-black, but by the time I thought about taking pics, they had already turned brown Don't believe me, well check this thread out in the next few months, I'll hopefully have some pics to share.
At this stage, instead of calling this dark,bulbous,vigorous, I should call it light, kinda skinny, and hungry! Well, at least you can look at the photos above and see that this thing DOES get bulbous, but I have yet to show proof of its darkness. Photos taken 6/10/19:
This is what Jenny Craig plus ultra slim fast does to a homie's traps:
Last Edit: Jun 12, 2019 14:55:36 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Maybe I should re-name this clone to "not that dark, but still bulbous, and dormant" Picture of a trap taken dec. 4, 2019. These traps can definitely get darker, but they didn't color up all the way last year:
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
sarrseens: How about $50
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