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Lidless Freaks

Carnivorous plants are in a category of their own, and within this special syndicate of bizarre botanical badassery there are those plants that are, well… just plain freaks. I’m talking about some of these lidless ones. Some may even apply the adjective¬†“fugly to these curiosities. But hey – to me, they’re beautiful in their own unconventional way. Keep it freaky.

Sarracenia flava var. ornata - lidless
Sarracenia flava var. ornata – lidless

Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora - lidless
Sarracenia flava var. rubricorpora – lidless

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia catesbaei x flava

Sarracenia catesbaei x flava
Sarracenia catesbaei x flava
Cross by Jerry Addington

Sarracenia flava – Anthocyanin Free

Here are some examples of AF (Anthocyanin Free, or all green) Sarracenia flava. Now, these are not to be confused with S. flava var. maxima, which still contains anthocyanin, and therefore S. flava var. maxima is not an AF plant. The red pigment in S. flava var. maxima can be visible in the grow points of the new pitchers that are forming, as well as on damaged portions of the plant (such as pitchers, phyllodia, and/or flower stalk.) The plants below are still young and unfortunately have not bloomed for me yet. Maybe next year? I have hopes to use them in future breeding projects and create new lines of AF flava. Fingers crossed!

Sarracenia flava AF - Telogia, Liberty Co. FL
Sarracenia flava AF – Telogia, Liberty Co. FL

Sarracenia flava AF - Telogia, Liberty Co. FL
Sarracenia flava AF – Telogia, Liberty Co. FL

Sarracenia flava AF - Colquitt Co. GA
Sarracenia flava AF – Colquitt Co. GA

Sarracenia flava AF - Colquitt Co. GA
Sarracenia flava AF – Colquitt Co. GA

Sarracenia flava - Shallotte, Brunswick Co., NC Sarracenia flava – Shallotte – Brunswick Co., NC

Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata

Here’s a S. leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata – Select Clone that was bred by Phil Faulisi. As the season ¬†advances, the colors will intensify and become much bolder.

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. ornata
Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. ornata
Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata

Sarracenia leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. ornata
Sarracenia leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. ornata

Around the Greenhouse

As things are warming up here, I’m seeing more growth and color manifesting out of the debris of last season. Yeah, it’s quite a refreshing sight! Here’s a few shots from the Asylum for your viewing pleasure…

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Sarracenia flava var. ornata
Sarracenia flava var. ornata

Sarracenia alata x wherryi
Sarracenia alata x alabamensis ssp. wherryi

Sarracenia "Snowflake"
Sarracenia “Snowflake”

Sarracenia courtii AF x "Green Monster"
Sarracenia courtii AF x “Green Monster” – new pitchers of the season forming!

Sarracenia 'Mesa Exotics'
Sarracenia ‘Mesa Exotics’ – new pitcher forming! Cross by Phil Faulisi – cultivar description here.

Sarracenia (leucophylla x flava) x leucophylla
Sarracenia (leucophylla x flava) x leucophylla

Sarracenia 'Black Widow'
Sarracenia ‘Black Widow’

Sarracenia alata - Texas
Sarracenia alata – Texas

Sarracenia flava var. rugelii
Sarracenia flava var. rugelii

Sarracenia "Legacy" bloom
Sarracenia “Legacy”