Inverse Veined Moorei

Back in 2010, fellow Sarracenia grower James Soe Nuyn of Lost In The Landscape did a brilliant cross which has resulted (in my humble opinion) in a very elegant moorei. The cross is Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima. I noticed that a few crosses with flava v. maxima with a stronger colored plant sometimes come up with similar results. Not sure all flava var. maxima’s will do this though.

As the new pitchers unfold and begin to color up, the green veins light up quite nicely against the gentle pink and white of the pitcher. Lovely work, James! I am a fan.

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

Sarracenia leucophylla "burgundy" x flava v. maxima
Sarracenia leucophylla “burgundy” x flava v. maxima

10 Responses to Inverse Veined Moorei

  1. Awesome!!!

  2. Hi

    This is a really great plant. Great job, guys!

    Many thanks for sharing,
    Wolfgang

  3. It’s interesting how this plant is maturing. I can’t wait to see a flower or two.

  4. It’s looking better and better each year, Rob. The close apps really liked you appreciate the detail, and so many other sarracenia would benefit from this kind of close scrutiny.

    • Thanks James! It’s a wonderful plant. Have any of your other maxima crosses showed similar traits? It’s still at one point but I need to get you a division back as soon as I can!

  5. Very cool Rob. My flava cuprea JL403 is a coppertop with no veins and displays copper/green inverse patterning in the lid. Seems like the “maxima” gene causes lack of anthocyanin accumulation in the veins only – how interesting!

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