One day my brother told me that he thinks there are some cp's on his land. I asked him what kind, he said he didn't know. I wasn't able to go see them at that time because I'm currently living in another state. I went home in March 2002 and I made it a point to go see what he had. I got to his house and he got his four wheeler and told me to follow him. I had never been there before so I had no idea where I was going. I followed him down this dirt road to about 3 miles back into the woods. He stopped at a small trail. I then got on the four wheeler with him and went down this trail that was barely wide enough for the four wheeler. After we turned a corner I saw a dead flava pitcher. Then I saw more and more. Then to my surprise I saw a S.minor. I know that they are reported to be in SE North Carolina, they used to be alot more widespread, but this is the only surviving site I know about. For about every 10 flavas I saw one minor. The sarracenia was really over taken by the brush. I tried to talk my brother in to burning the land but he refused to do it. He let me take a small plant so I'm going to reproduce it and I'm going to introduce the seeds back to the site. I'm also going to grow some of the plants and then transplant them when they are old enough to survive and compete with the brush there. Hopefully I'll get seeds from it this year because it has a flower on it now.
I went back in July, last year. They were sarracenia everywhere. Alot more than I saw the first time, because last time in March they were dormant. They were even in the middle of the trail and were being ran over by the fourwheelers. That's when I saw the S.purpureas for the first time, I don't know how I missed them the first time. I have some pictures but I don't have a site to host them.
Well this my favorite cp site. It has S.flavas, minors, purpureas, and alot of hybrids. I think that if I had time to really search, I'll find sundews, butterworts and maybe even vft's. If he allowed me to burn the land, the population of the cp's would explode. I'm still trying to talk him into it.
If you have a favorite cp site tell us about it. I'd love to hear about it.