At the moment i am feeling extremly ANGRY towards a certain Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar. in one of my barrel bogs i have been growing some Sarracenia flava v, ornata. I have nurtured these plants for three years hoping to finally obtain some seed this year to distribute to other growers. The older plant has four flowers, the younger HAD only one. My goal had been to use the pollen from the younger plant to fertilize the flowers on the older plant. Well I came home from Fell's Point Privateer Days and Pyrate Invasion to find the single flower on the younger plant in shreds. The typical "upside down umbrella" portion that holds the pollen gone. The pollen sacks empty. And a very fat and satisfed green pillar still munching away.
In the past i have bagged my sarr flowers to prevent cross pollenation but so far only the ornata's had opened so i hadn't done so. This is the first time I have ever lost a sarr flower this way.