Moonlight Sarracenia

It’s 1:30 Am – do you know where your Sarracenia are? 1:30 in the morning. Yeah… I was taking photos of Sarracenias in the autumn moonlight at one-friggin-thirty ay-em.

I was also inspired to take these photos after remembering an article in the the March 2010 International Carnivorous Plant Society Newsletter about plants and moonlight. In this article, Peter D’Amato of California Carnivores writes:

“One thing we must remember. Moonlight is sunlight, reflected by our lunar companion. Although night time varies on our earthy according to latitude and seasons, plants live in moonlight as much as the direct rays of the sun.  That some carnivorous plants may take advantage of the moon’s silvery glow is not out of the realm of possibilities.”

In line with yesterdays moonlight-y equinox-y autumnal post, here are some photos of Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ in the moonlight.  This particular S. leucophylla photographed was a division from my fellow Sarracenia grower brodude, Mike Wang.   This division originates from one of the original seed grown plants collected by Barry Meyers Rice before the S. leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ site was destroyed.

Sarracenia at night
[Setup: Camera on tripod set up for 30 second exposure.  The way it works - if the shutter is open longer , the more light is let in... the more light, the brighter the image. The moon was just spectacular last night, and gave the leucophyllas an other worldly glow.]

Sarracenia at night
[Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White', image from the shot above.]

Sarracenia at night
[Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White']

Sarracenia at night
[Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White']

3 Responses to Moonlight Sarracenia

  1. Man, we need to try taking some night shots. Those are really cool!

  2. What a truly astonishing clone.

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