Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sarracenia Roll Call

Many Sarracenia species and hybrids can look their best in the fall.  Some clones of Sarracenia leucophylla produce the best pitchers at this time, and can provide for a stunning show.  Here is a variety of plants in my collection that currently looking quite good.

This is a form of Sarracenia alata that I collected from a roadside in Stone Co. Mississippi.  This is the darkest colored form in my collection

Sarracenia alata Stone Co. Mississippi

A form of Sarracenia alata from central Louisiana with a widely flaring hood

 A clone of Sarracenia luecophylla I collected from a construction site in Escambia Co. Florida.  Slow growing and produces more pitchers in fall than in spring.

A form of Sarracenia leucophylla referred to as "Georgia Giant", but I am not sure if this is a legitimate cultivar name.  None-the-less this is my favorite clone.

A form of Sarracenia leucophylla referred to as "Georgia Giant"

This Sarracenia rosea may be the most fascinating and beautiful plant in my collection.  This clone resemble S. rosea f. luteola, but does not completely lack red or pink pigmentation.  The flowers are also a darker color than typical S. rosea.  Perhaps this represents the progeny of repeated backcrossing and introgression among 2 or more species.  

Sarracenia xmitchelliana

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra is a dwarfish plant that is very charming and looks its best in autumn

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra from Taylor Co. Georgia.  This for is a bit larger than typical S. rubra and is has recently been suggested that this may represent a new, previously undescribed taxon.

Sarracenia rubra ssp. rubra from Taylor Co. Georgia

A rarity, Sarracenia psittacina x flava, with a self-sown Drosera intermedia

Sarracenia psittacina x flava

Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea

Sarracenia psittacina x purpurea

Sarracenia psittacina x leucophylla

Sarracenia x 'Willow Creek'

Sarracenia x 'Willow Creek'

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