I visited Belvidere Bog this weekend, as part of my purp tour of Northern Vermont. I'm happy to report the the bog seems quite happy and healthy. At least the sphagnum is lush, the purps are abundant with lots of flower stalks, and plants are visible in all ages. While quite large, they are a bit smaller than one population I have seen in Essex Co. Vt. Interestingly the majority of this population have "wings" on their hoods that touch or come close too it, rather than the more spoon-like shape that seems to predominate some of the other populations in our region. This population also has more "tubby" individuals with a more bulbous belly than some other populations I have seen. I didn't see any veinless or heterophylla forms, but I only examined one tiny corner. Most were quite typical green with red veins, that have taken on their red color now that we are getting regular frosts.
I'm hoping to visit one or two more sites before snow falls! I better hurry! We usually have snow before Halloween.
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