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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’

The Crossing: AF Collab Project Continues

Awww yeah. The AF (Anthocyanin Free) collaboration project continues! Back in 2009 I crossed S. minor var. okefenokeensis with S. “Green Monster” – this was a collaboration was the brainchild of Jerry Addington which I was able to execute thanks to the homie, Mike Wang. (You can read about how that all came about here.)

Since then I’ve been able to cross the siblings, as well as self pollinate them. The main idea from 2009 was to create AF S. minor looking plants. I’m glad to report there are some AF seedlings that are coming out of the various crosses I’ve done using these plants. I can’t wait to see those pitchers as they develop!

Sarracenia pollinationPollination in progress: S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster” is being pollinated with S. minor -AF pollen.

This year I was fortunate enough to have one of my AF S. minors bloom simultaneously with one of the S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster” clones. I used the AF minor pollen and crossed that onto S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster” – clone 2. In theory, this should yield a percentage of AF plants with heavy S. minor influence, since 3/4ths of the progeny will be S. minor. I’m hoping for some slight undulation in the hooded lid as well – which is derived from the S. leucophylla parentage in S. “Green Monster.” But then again, who knows what will come out of this cross!

Sarracenia minor var. okefenokeensis x "Green Monster" - Clone 2Pod Parent: S. minor var. okefenokeensis x “Green Monster”

Sarracenia minor - Anthocyanin FreePollen Parent: S. minor – Anthocyanin Free

Sarracenia minor - Anthocyanin Free
Pollen Parent РAnother Angle:  S. minor РAnthocyanin Free

Sarracenia “Reptilian Rose” x leucophylla “Purple Lips” – Clone 1

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Purple Lips" - Clone 1
Sarracenia “Reptilian Rose” x leucophylla “Purple Lips” – Clone 1
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

Sarracenia 'Reptilian Rose' x leucophylla "Purple Lips" - Clone 1
Sarracenia “Reptilian Rose” x leucophylla “Purple Lips” – Clone 1
Cross by Dr. Travis H. Wyman

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

Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Tarnok’ bloom

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnok'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Tarnok’ bloom

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnok'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Tarnok’ bloom