Widemouth Hybrid Update

Sarracenia flava "Widemouth" x (leucophylla "red" x minor var. okefenokeensis)Sarracenia flava “Widemouth” x (leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis)

Yeah, with this wide open mouth, they look like they’re saying “AHHHH!!!” This was one of the crosses I did back in 2009, and so far it’s recovered quite nicely. Pitchers still look good this late as they put them up rather late in the season. I guess that’s just one of the side-effects of moving from those low light levels mid year. The little windows on the upper portion of the pitcher (called areoles) from the influence of the father plant (S. leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis) carried over quite nicely. It’s subtle, but it’s there. The wide mouth influence of the mother plant also is quite apparent in this cross. They look kinda hungry…

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