S. montana clone #1 Transylvania Co, NC is yet another interesting individual. The mountain purple pitcher plant was originally described as having a "cupped" or folded over lid, which distinguishes it from S. purpurea ssp. venosa, which is found at lower elevations. However, time has shown that even on the same plant, sometimes the lids are "closed" whereas at other times, they are "open." What causes the lid to be either open or closed is a mystery.
I'm starting to think of S. montana as something between a S. purpurea ssp. purpurea and a S. purpurea ssp. venosa. Ironically, when you cross purp. purp. with purp. venosa, they don't look like montanas, haha S. montana has the color patterns (ie. dark red veins on the inside of the lid with a nice contrasting greenish background) and "waxy" texture of S. purpurea ssp. purpurea, while at the same time, maintaining a squat, dense growth habit like S. purpurea ssp. venosa. The weird fold on the lid is just another added mystery.
In any case, clone #1 pictured below tends to have longer, pointed lids that are "closed" more consistently than other clones, but of course, sometimes, it's not "closed" at all. Notice in how the first picture, some of the traps appear to be "laying on their backs" as opposed to "sitting up straight." Photos taken 7/21/13:
close up of one of the "open-ish" traps:
this plant below isn't clone #1, but I'm including it to show the more standard, "venosa-like" squat, dense growth habit of S. montana:
Last Edit: Jul 24, 2013 16:44:36 GMT -5 by meizzwang
I really wish I named this thing "taco tuesday" because check out them lids! A name change would undoubtedly create confusion with this clone, so I'll stick with the old name. There's some crazy amount of folding going on with the lids! pics taken 7/9/21:
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2021 15:51:35 GMT -5 by meizzwang
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