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    Sarracenias for trade

    I have just repotted all of my plants in order to get them ready to come out of dormancy and a few were ready to be divided so I went ahead and did so.

    Sarracenia purpurea ssp venosa <---------(NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
    Sarracenia rubra ssp rubra

    The rubra is fairly young, I would estimate about 3 or 4 yrs and the purpurea is mature I am assuming due to it's size. Both are currently dormant.

    I am looking for Sarracenias mainly that I do not have as of yet but if you have something of interest let me know! Feel free to browse my growlist, Thanks!

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    Is there any locality data with the purp?

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    No locality info but here is what I DO know about it.

    It was obtained from Lowes about 1-2 yrs ago.
    It has no 'vein' pattern leading me to believe it is not ssp venosa, it has spent the entire winter outdoors with temperatures reaching -8 Fahrenheit with windchill and 4 Fahrenheit without wind chill leading me to believe it is purpurea as venosa could not withstand those temperatures. I have had others give me their input and they also believe it is ssp purpurea but no locality can be derived by just looking at it.

    Here is a picture of it a few minutes ago still in dormancy and the 2nd picture is from this summer.









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    I could be wrong, but it looks a little tubby to be S. purpurea ssp. purpurea. Looks more like ssp. venosa to me.


    Quote Originally Posted by frenchy87128 View Post
    No locality info but here is what I DO know about it.

    It was obtained from Lowes about 1-2 yrs ago.
    It has no 'vein' pattern leading me to believe it is not ssp venosa, it has spent the entire winter outdoors with temperatures reaching -8 Fahrenheit with windchill and 4 Fahrenheit without wind chill leading me to believe it is purpurea as venosa could not withstand those temperatures. I have had others give me their input and they also believe it is ssp purpurea but no locality can be derived by just looking at it.

    Here is a picture of it a few minutes ago still in dormancy and the 2nd picture is from this summer.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    I could be wrong, but it looks a little tubby to be S. purpurea ssp. purpurea. Looks more like ssp. venosa to me.
    I agree. It's also hairy and I think that Purp Purps are less hairy on the hoods.
    I don't want EVERY Sarracenia, just everyone that I see!!
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    Any suggestion on the true ssp??

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchy87128 View Post
    Any suggestion on the true ssp??

    Take a look at this purpurea ssp. purpurea and notice how much more elongated the pitchers are than your purpurea. Almost all Sarracenia purpureas that you'll find in the trade - especially those sold in local stores are most likely ssp. venosa. Venosa is a fuller plant with a more flared hood and more tubby. Absence or presence of veins is not a telling sign. Yours could have a little introgressed purpurea ssp. purpurea but from the pics, it looks to me more like venosa. Another telling sign is that venosa is hairier. If you find traces of pubescence on the hood and pitcher you most likely have a venosa.

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