In effort to visit all the Panhandle sites it was time to swing by Miramar Beach. That and I was tasked with finding a very interesting plant and I personally wanted to locate more Miramar Atros. The first site is the well known Wal-Mart site. I was told this site is usually very flooded and hard to traverse but with the drought we've had the place was bone-dry. Although bone-dry the thicket and dead brush swallowed everything.
Here was the first thing I was greeted by at the site. A few feet in and I found the ribs!
I found two varieties of Psittacina at this site. A red and a normal.
And now enjoy the flavors of Ornata Miramar has to offer!
I'm also happy to report I succeed in finding Atros/Rubris!
And that special plant? A veinless Atro found by almightydolla awhile back. I needed to make sure this bad boy was still going! I made sure to clear the thicket away from this guy.
Great photos! How come there is only flava at this site and the outlaw site?
Actually, all the Miramar sites and the Outlaw site home Rugelii. The only reason I didn't take pictures of the Rugelii is because they weren't anything special. Although, the 2nd Miramar site I went to had some giant Rugelii which I'll be posting up soon
But now reading your post over you ask why only Flava. I'm actually interested to know that as well. Blackwater isn't too far north of these sites and we have the Hosford Leucos SW of Miramar.. Anyone have an answer?
The last site for the Miramar trip was about 10 minutes West of the Wal-Mart site and was suggested to me by our Euro friends as a potential site. They were right! Although, filled with plain Ornatas and Rugelii there were a few gems hidden away.
The main entrance - BONE-DRY.
Now by gems I meant some giant lid Rugellies. These bad boys were almost up to my waist and had lids drooping over everything!
Here is where I got very interested in this site. I came across a small clump of Ornatas that just seemed off. Very deep red veins all down the body with almost nothing on the lids. The really cool part was the green on these things. It was like a shiny olive drab! I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice but you can kind of get an idea of what I'm talking about.
Olive Drab Ornata
Regular Ornata 2' away
Sad part is this property is for sale and has sold. After seeing some of this giant lid plants and the olive drab Ornata I couldn't not attempt to make contact with the owner to relocate these plants. I'm currently in the process of working out the details with the owner to salvage these guys before they demo it for apartments. If you're in FL and would want to do some bog n' rescuing in a few weeks send me a PM!
I have not been to this site or Miramar for that matter since my trip. I will be revisiting all the Miramar locations (hopefully my Olive Drab plant too..) sometime in March. I'll be sure to update the status of the site once I find out! There is some work going on with some very helpful people to do some rescuing for the sold site.
I know I know, you've been wanting an update all Winter! Well, I'm delivering today! I had the pleasure of meeting up with sidorian this weekend and do some boggin' with him. Well, I wouldn't really call it boggin' but more swimmin' These sites were a polar opposite from last time I was there. We had water up to our thighs in some places! We were still pretty early for the sites but some plants were churning out pitchers. It's incredible how lime green all these sites were and in a month or so they'll be deep red with some crazy veins!
Regarding the "Olive Drab" site that was sold last year. The property still has its ugly SOLD! sign but there's not one sign of construction. We're still working on something something for that site Anyway, enjoy the photos of both sites!
Firstly, check out this Rep Rose Flava! The entire population was stable with this lip!
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