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Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know this plant isn’t to everyone’s liking but you know that I like them “freaks of the greenery” …keep it freaky, yo.

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

Sarracenia leucophylla 'Bris'
Sarracenia leucophylla ‘Bris’

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

Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x “Green Monster”

Sarracenia (leucophylla "Purple Lips" x flava var. rubricorpora) x "Green Monster"Another spawn of S. “Green Monster”: Sarracenia (leucophylla “Purple Lips” x flava var. rubricorpora) x “Green Monster”
Pitchers will color up a bit more as the season rolls on.

Inverted Veined Moorei

Here’s an update on a beautiful and unique moorei cross by James Soe Nyun. (S. flava var maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy” is the cross.) It’s a little behind in development and coloration compared to this time last year, but the plant is still doing well. The red coloration is only now starting and it contrasts quite nicely with those green veins. It’s been noted that using select clones of S. flava var. maxima will yield this “inverted veins” effect. I did a couple crosses both last year and this year using a few S. flava var. maxima clones so we’ll see what comes out of it. In the meantime, enjoy a few shots of this fantastic moorei. Beautiful work, James!

Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”
Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”

Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”
Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”

Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”
Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”

Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”Sarracenia flava var. maxima x leucophylla “Burgundy”

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’