Author Archives: Sarracenia Dude

Leucophylla Love

A few Sarracenia leucophylla mugshots to kick this weekend off!

Sarracenia leucophylla – GA TAHBWG Clone

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’- Clone A

Sarracenia leucophylla HCW – Fukada Clone

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F

Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x leucophylla “Mesa Exotics”
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’
Weirdo.

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., FL - Clone A x B

Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL – Clone A x B
Cross by Wes Buckner


Sarracenia unknown hybrid x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia unknown complex hybrid x ‘Adrian Slack’
Love the pink and white colors going at it in the upper portion of these pitchers.
Plant bred/received from private grower

Weekend Assortment

Just a random spattering of Sarracenia snapshots for your weekend. Enjoy!

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Pale" 8Sarracenia ‘Reptilian Rose’ x leucophylla “Pale” – clone 8
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia purpurea "Smurf"Sarracenia purpurea “Smurf”
Weirdo.

Sarracenia purpurea "Smurf"Sarracenia purpurea “Smurf”
You know I like them freaky.

Sarracenia "Blood Moon"Sarracenia “Blood Moon”
Parentage: Sarracenia “Wilkerson’s Red Rocket” x flava var. rubricorpora

Sarracenia 'Mesa Exotics'Sarracenia ‘Mesa Exotics’
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia "Goliath"Sarracenia “Goliath” – Cross by Dean Cook
Parentage: Sarracenia (lecuophylla x oreophila) x courtii

Sarracenia "Goliath"Sarracenia “Goliath” – Cross by Dean Cook
Parentage: Sarracenia (lecuophylla x oreophila) x courtii

Sarracenia "Green Hornet"Sarracenia “Green Hornet”
From Wes Buckner, who got it from Brooks Garcia. Thank you, gents!

 

Glowing Nepenthes: “Sabre” and “Song of Melancholy”

Carnivorous plants are badass. Beauty, seduction (um, yeah that’s a NSFW link), devious trapping prowess… acoustic echo location skills, and even glow in the dark skills just to name a few – they never cease to amaze. Heck, carnivorous plant skills even rival THIS DUDE’S impressive list of skills. Anyway, ever since I saw this in Nat Geo, I’ve been inspired to shoot around with these plants in 254nm UV light.

You can see some of my other posts here: Nepenthes: In Different Light, Red Queen Glows Blue, Nepenthes robcantleyi in UV Light.

Recently, the amazing Paul Barden sent over a few more beautiful botanical gems (THANK YOU PAUL!!) and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of putting them under some black light and getting a long exposure going. Now, this isn’t your typical black light I’m using. These photos are shot using a specific 254nm wavelength UV light as I’ve referenced in my other posts above.

Check these beauties out! You can mouse over the image to see them in natural light. :)

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Nepenthes “Sabre” under 254nm UV Light.
144 second exposure, f 5.0, 50mm. Mouse over to see the plant in normal light.


Nepenthes “Sabre” under 254nm UV Light.
116 second exposure, f 5.0, 50mm. Mouse over to see the plant in normal light.


Nepenthes “Song of Melancholy under 254nm UV Light.
24 second exposure, f 6.3, 50mm. Mouse over to see the plant in normal light.

Sarracenia mitchelliana AF

Sarracenia mitchelliana AFSarracenia mitchelliana AF, a seed grown plant of my own crossing.
New pitcher seems to glow against the older pitchers of the season.

Sarracenia leucophylla and friends

This year is really flying by. It felt like it was only moments ago where I had fresh spring pitchers and flowers in the Asylum… now I’m seeing more S. leucophylla and S. leucophylla hybrids starting to show their pitchers off. Tis’ the season! Here’s a few S. leucophylla and friends to greet the arrival of August…

Sarracenia leucophylla - Franklin Co., FL - Clone A x B
Sarracenia leucophylla – Franklin Co., FL – Clone A x B
Cross by Wes Buckner

Sarracenia leucophylla - AJ01
Sarracenia leucophylla “AJ01”

Sarracenia leucophylla - Anthocyanin FreeSarracenia leucophylla – Anthocyanin Free

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" x leucophylla "Mesa Exotics"Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x leucophylla “Mesa Exotics”
Cross by Phil Faulisi

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone ASarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone A

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’
Whatta freak.

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Schnell's Ghost' x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Schnell’s Ghost’ x ‘Adrian Slack’
Just cracked open not that long ago!

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Schnell's Ghost' x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Schnell’s Ghost’ x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Still a very young seedling. They all used to be uber crowded in one pot…
that is until I placed them in group trays. Now they’ll have a little bit more time before getting crowded again. See the second photo of this post. There’s a few others out of this batch that are showing some really nice promise. Stay tuned. :)

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Hurricane Creek White' - Clone F x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Hurricane Creek White’ – Clone F x ‘Adrian Slack’
Sibling to the one above.

Sarracenia "Peedough's Passion"Sarracenia “Peedough’s Passion” – Exact parentage unknown
From Lois Ochs (Thanks Lois!)

Sarracenia (leucophylla "red" x minor var. okefenokeensis) x 'Bugscoop'Sarracenia (leucophylla “red” x minor var. okefenokeensis) x ‘Bugscoop’
One of my crosses from a couple of years ago. Showing some character now.

Sarracenia alata "red-black" x 'Kilimanjaro'Sarracenia alata red/black x ‘Kilimanjaro’
The Sarracenia leucophylla influence via S. ‘Kilimanjaro’ shines through on
new fresh pitchers, but as it ages it darkens to a rich deep red. Such a nice plant.
(Thanks, again Eric!)
Check Eric’s crazy Sarracenia inspired Instagram feed: @sarraceniacrazy!

Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Adrian Slack’

Sarracenia (leucophylla x flava var. rubricorpora) x 'Adrian Slack'Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x ‘Adrian Slack’
Recent Fall Pitcher
Select Clone from a cross I did a few years ago.