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Sarracenia x popei (For my File)


By Siris

Sarracenia x popei (For my File) (Sarracenia hybrid)

My new Sarracenia x popei x S. flava Slacks Maxima has just started producing pitchers, too young for flowers. For my identification.

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nice veining to this one , it will change as the season moves on .


17 May, 2017


Thanks Gg, I had noticed the pitchers change colour with the first 2 flava. I need to photograph as the season progresses.

17 May, 2017


love it.

24 May, 2017


Thanks Lori, it is now in the pond and is turning out to have quite tall pitchers. I am pleased with my purchase.

31 May, 2017


if it wasn't for the pteradactyl mosquitoes and the munchy blackflies, I'd be out in the wetlands looking for "pitcher plants". I really love their unearthly looks.

31 May, 2017


How super, pity about the biting flies. Only Drosera anglica is native to the UK.

1 Jun, 2017

according to this link, we have only the S. purpurea native to Canada but it is well distributed across the country from east to west at northern latitudes. It is the provincial plant of Newfoundland. My Dad introduced me to "pitcher plants" as a child... he was quite upset when a family of beaver produced a pond/lake out of a previous wetland where the pitcher plants grew in abundance... nature out of balance can cause extinctions too, it seems. the next wave of extinctions has arrived as the area is now "developed" for cottages. I have lived soooo long. :-(

2 Jun, 2017


It made me really sad to think back to my childhood, rambling, climbing building 'camps' in the woods, now all gone for housing. We have moved house several times, and it is the same everywhere, nature is 'moved out' in order to accomadate more people, and most of us in the UK are living on tiny plots now.
I am glad you said you have lived so long, not too long. I feel like that sometimes. Lol

4 Jun, 2017


a lot happened between 1950 and 2000. so many changes. my hub and I own more land than I would have thought possible earlier in my life... but "codes" and "regulatory bodies" have made an anachronism out of "living off the land". The Madawaska Valley has been gouged out and rerouted in many places, changing the natural fauna, so I'm not sure where I might even go to look for sarracenia in my area. (I'm sure if I talked to some of the locals they could tell me of pocket swamps and swales (probably on private property) where the lovelies still exist.) I wouldn't take anything from the wild that I could not immediately place in a similar growing environment on my property.. I bit off a lot, taking on this place.

4 Jun, 2017


Goodness, 8 acres, that's a lot to look after. I've just been looking back at some of your photos.

7 Jun, 2017


According to a neighbour, the previous owner spent most of his weekends on his riding mower! I can never seem to get caught up with all the growth. It's mid-thigh height now and with a couple of rainy days it could be even taller. That's why I gave up on lawn mowers and now use an Echo Weed Eater... It's like a strimmer on steriods! Does a fine job but what a work-out! This way, nothing can get away from me, even the tall bamboo like grasses across the stream! lol...

8 Jun, 2017


Careful you done chop off your legs, Lori! Lol

10 Jun, 2017


LOL... I go out done up like Robo-Cop~!

10 Jun, 2017



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