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    Much to my horror, I saw dried pitcher plants at my local greenhouse (in their flower arrangement section). However, upon closer inspection, I discovered they were FABRIC! Yay! They looked very real. If they can make such good fake ones, why take the real ones?

    Maybe we should have a letter-writing campaign...write to your local greenhouses/florists and suggest they go for the fabric ones and leave the real ones to nature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (swords @ Feb. 07 2006,6:20)]They do indeed grow those plants for arranging, If you read Gardening with Carnivores by Nick Romanowski the final chapter is: "Sarracenia as cut flowers, methods of commercial production". So it may not be as nefarious as it looks.
    I have that book, too, and while I HOPE that the cut pitchers were commercially grown, I expect that many were wild-harvested.

    I have enquired about it before, and they never get back to me.
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    If they were wild collected then it would be poaching. However if the plants grew wild but on thier own property and they don't care that's their decision and not poaching since what's on "your property" is "yours". The problem is no one asked where these came from or how they were collected.

    Also if were all against this, why did the person buy them in the first place. Doesn't that increase the idea that these things sell well...

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    BB gun...............its all i can leagaly have [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img] . other than that i say a bazooka......BOOM!
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    http://mcnaugthonnursery.tripod.com/Pictures3.htm

    At least some of these dried pitchers are wild harvested [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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    Brooks (sarraceniaobsessed) has seen Citronelle Bog thoroughly violent act. Pitchers, and it turns out, the flowers were taken too. What crap. Rip-off at its very worse.
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    OHHH Look it's a family affair!! they even have pictures of them harvesting the pitchers. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]

    I wonder if they own that land? Not that it matters that much
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    While we're on the subject of what's happening to S. leucophylla populations, check this site out. Comments? Click around to see their decriptions of 'wetland delineation' projects.

    http://www.gsrcorp.com/tes/rare_plants.html
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