I went down a Wikipedia rabbit hole the other day. Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain in 1513. Many Florida tourist attractions recount the fanciful tale of this conquistador seeking the fountain of youth. He was likely just seeking wealth, and possibly an source for the Bahamian love vine (Cassytha filiformis). This parasitic plant (like dodder) was prized for its supposed aphrodisiac qualities.
One 2018 study showed that Florida vines actively seek galls on the host oak shrubs. The tendrils parasitize the gall forming wasp. I hope to see more studies on this species.
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
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5