Hello. I'm lost as to what my Sarracenia is. I'm actually beginning to suspect that:
A) There's something wrong with it-it's mutated or something? B) It's a strange, strange cross C) It's the only one of it's kind...
Here's a description:
Ok. Imagine a tall, upright Sarracenia. It's not quite 40cm tall, and big enough to flower. It's pitchers are really narrow, with absolutely no sign of Purpurea heritage in their shape. It has clear Leucophylla markings. It is pink at the top, a bright, bright vibrant pink, like 'Dana's Delight'. Now give it a perfect, unruffled, Alata style hood. Make sure the white from the Leucophylla is very white, so it dominates the pink, leaving it only as thick veins. Add some pinstripes, like those of Alata or Rubra, to the base. Change the angle of the Alata hood so it sticks up vertically like a Purpurea. That's what it's last pitcher looked like. Before then they looked like pure Leucophylla, and now, it's making one that looks like pure Alata? Help, please?
Here's a photo to show what I mean, but you'll have to use your imagination to change a few bits
Those are old photos, the plant has since been moved to light and gotten really bright pink, which is why I think it's a Dana's, but now it's making an Alata lookingish trap. Those photos just show the SHAPE of the pitchers, to show what I mean! And there's definitely no aphids!
Species containing a lot of leucophylla usually produce their biggest, whitest pitchers later in the year. Early pitchers are not as impressive and may have differing amounts of white and green compared to the proper ones.
I'm not familiar with 'Daina's Delight', but your plant generally look like a light starved S. leucophylla... It actually can't be positively ID'ed from the photos posted so far.
I wouldn't worry too much about the ID. Wait until it grows out some and try to figure it out later in the season.
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2008 20:29:39 GMT by Dave Evans
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