Adult crab spider eating nectar on S. leucophylla (L34MK) "White top with fine red veins. Large autumn and spring pitchers, giving a very white appearance". Tiny crab spider with its prey on S. leucophylla "Hurricane Creek".
End of season for these spring pitchers of this S. oreophila "Long Lasting Pitchers" 2 Georgia, Phil Wilson PW OR 04/2. The flame red orange coloring is spectacular. A second generation of pitchers has appeared, more bent, which still remain relatively green. Phyllodes are now developing (08.13.2021).
Young S. flava F87MK (Tall pitchers with dipping lid, Cook's carnivorous plants, USA). In situation and in isolation. The green-yellow part of the tube corresponds to the part not exposed to the sun (pic 08.20.2021). To compare : • On its left : a dark pitcher of S. flava var. rubricorpora F167A MK mature (Sumatra, Apalachicola National Forest, FL. (WS); large, stocky deep maroon pitchers). • At its base is a mature F22MK (Giant Red Tube Apalachicola National Forest (W) Red pitchers, yellow interior and throat markings like S. flava var. Rugelii).
Fenestrations bordered by red in S. minor var. okefenokeensis - near Watchtower, Okefenokee, Clone C. [/url]
Dark lip and throat, very dark and highlighted veins in this S. flava var.ornata (F88MK x "Horyna" MS) larger than its male parent. In situation, to compare the colors: on the left 4 pitchers of the dark S. flava Don Schnell, the ornata on the right of the pic, in the center S. flava var. maxima 'Suspicion' very clear and bright.
To end, one of my favorites among the S. flava var. ornata, the F270 MK (Andrew Marshall Clone, strong, nearly black veins, large lids). On the left a S. X moorei, on the right S. flaav flava var. atropurpurea. All pic taken on 08.28.21
Damage to young pitcher of S. leucophylla ('Mont blanc' x "Bocaza"). It is a looper caterpillar which remains inactive during the day in the "twig" position. Contrary to appearances, the head is down with the 3 pairs of real legs. The rear is at the top with "one or two pairs of prolegs". Despite the proximity of other clones of the same cross and other leucophylla and flava, this plant has already been attacked by caterpillars in the spring, the other plants remaining unharmed. Then at the base of the plant an adult nocturnal butterfly at rest for several days in a row (adult of the caterpillar? Not sure at all, I am not competent in butterfly ...).
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