Monthly Archives: August 2012

Afternoon Day 2 – North Eastern Alabama

We had been given permission from TNC in Alabama to visit two preserves in NE Alabama.  We started our tour with Chitwood Barrens Preserve.  After an exhaustive search for oreophila, we gave up.  The most frustrating thing was that were … Continue reading

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Morning Day 2 – NC/GA oreophila

So the next morning we woke up early… had to meet our guide at the preserve at 8:30.  We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express… very nice place… I can talk all I want how nice the room was, or … Continue reading

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Afternoon Day 1 – Jonesii Country!

After our purpurea expeditions and some BBQ to refuel, we found ourselves in Sarracenia rubra jonesii country in South Carolina.  If I didn’t know that Sarracenia grew here, I’d never think to look.  The habitat is so unique and different … Continue reading

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The morning of Day 1 – Mountain S. purpurea

Our first day out in the field was truly amazing. In my 30 plus years of growing Sarracenia, I’ve never been to see the mountain form of S. purpurea. Today was the day where that was going to change.  We … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Sarracenia! Actually, no Trains…

Well, for those of you who knew I was doing the Sarracenia trip of lifetime… I’m back, for those of you who didn’t… you’ll know know! Last night at 10pm, my plane touched down at the Buffalo NY airport after … Continue reading

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More Green…

I’ve always wondered if the all green Venus flytrap is actually anthocyanin free or just green like S. flava var maxima. Regardless, it is unique!

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Green is Cool

I know… A post not about Sarracenia? What’s up with that? Well I have a thing for anthocyanin free plants. Not sure why… They are quite plain and significantly less showy than their technicolor counterparts. However, they are just too … Continue reading

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