Post by sermuncheriv on Aug 8, 2018 12:43:09 GMT -5
Ocean County is a hotspot for NJ Pine Barrens flora, CPs included. This is a fascinating clone of S. purpurea (looks to be leaning ssp. purpurea, but many of the Pine Barrens plants appear to be intergrades with ssp. venosa) which grows quite literally as a floating mat. The rhizomes of these plants extend vertically several inches under the water surface, yet the roots are not anchored to any solid support. This clone appears to be quite prolific in reproducing vegetatively, although plenty of seedlings were observed at this site as well. In addition to its growth habit, this clone is also notable for its size - many pitchers exceeded 15'' when measured from the petiole attachment point on the rhizome to the lid, with lids around 3'' measured horizontally from end to end and pitcher openings around 2'' in diameter.
The friend who showed me this site informs me that this clone is in cultivation, but that it does not maintain the same growth habit in solid media - apparently, it produces numerous crowded sideshoots in a "spiral" fashion, most likely a result of the fact that it has functionally infinite space to expand laterally in nature. I was recently given a piece of this clone and have begun to trial its growth aquatically.
Additionally, there were numerous satellite colonies scattered around the main group. I suspect that most of these simply broke off the mother clump and drifted away, but I would not be surprised if some represent distinct clones that arose from seed.
I doubt it's just one plant in each of those clumps, but one way or another that's a fascinating growth habit. This is why I need a big yard when I find my permanent future home, to build ponds and bogs to mimic things like this...
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Post by jasonksepka on Aug 27, 2018 10:24:45 GMT -5
Great pics. To clear up one point, above you mentioned the growth habit of "many side shoots" in pots growing in pure peat, as apposed to floating. It actually hasn't grown any side shoots, but maintained one crown that would have 9 actively growing pitchers at one time, in a progressive spiral. Not growing a crowded mass of shoots/stolons/crowns. Normally, as we know, one crown typically grows one new pitcher at a time. This one regularly has up to nine activeley growing new pitchers before the most advanced one is even open.
Post by jasonksepka on Nov 10, 2018 12:16:06 GMT -5
So I tried posting these pictures to show in the thread, which I have done on many posts in many forums before. I tried multiple different ways of posting with links and direct image uploads. All were unsuccessful and I am now quite frustrated with this forum. Anyway, sorry for the links opening a new page, rather than just appearing as they should.
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