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    Disappearing S. purpurea

    I thought it was 4 years since I visited the Sarracenia purpurea in PA, but forgot about this post.:
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...-poached-in-PA

    I was told about the Sarracenia purpurea by a friend who had discovered them in the 1970's.

    Today when I visited, I could not find any Drosera rotundifolia growing around the lake as I had all the previous times I visited.
    When I made my way upstream to the growing location of the Sarracenia purpurea, I was able to find Drosera rotundifolia growing along the stream banks.
    At the site for the Sarracenia purpurea, I was disappointed by what I saw. Instead of a large multi growing patch of plants, (Forgot about the above mentioned post) with several satellite plants, there was 2 small plants at the main location and 1 satellite plant 3' away.
    This is sad as it seems the carnivorous plants in the area are being out competed.



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    Very sad indeed!

    I have sent you a PM since you live in PA, a bog where the plants still are not outcompeted...
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    That's very unfortunate. At least it is a natural depletion, and not because of poachers.

    Do you still have that seedgrown purp from that location? It would be awesome if you shared a pic or two.

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    I wonder if the waters have more pollutants...

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    Probably lack of controlled burns.
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    Burn it!!!!!!!!!

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    A burn might help the S. purpurea, but I find it very strange that there used to be lots of D. rotundifloria growing on the banks of the lake, and like I said, I found none.... my guess is that some mineral / chemical is building up in the water supply that the plants do not like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Devon View Post
    That's very unfortunate. At least it is a natural depletion, and not because of poachers.

    Do you still have that seedgrown purp from that location? It would be awesome if you shared a pic or two.
    Seed grown plant. S. pururea spp. purpurea from the above location.


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    Beautiful plant Steve. I want to get up to the tannersville cranberry bog to check out there purps.
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