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    k i got 3 parrot pitcher plants that are flowering and i was wandering should i get them pollinated? and if so how do i do it? i see the anthers and pollen but i dont know what part of the flower is the stigma or pistil or whatever it is lol

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    Go into the North American Saracenia Conservancy page as though posting a thread. At the top in gray are, again, the pinned topics. 4th from the top (last time I looked) is the thread on sarracenia flower pollination techniques. Read it, then you'll know.
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    wow that aritcle was confuseing to my small brain i think ill self the flowers i was wandering could anyharm be done to the plant while trying to pollinate it

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    well nm i dont think ill try to pollinate ill just leave them alone and if they pollinate natuarlly great if they dont fine with me......no harm can come out of that right?

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    In-breeding is not very desirable and the flowers are specifically designed to prevent it happening naturally.

    It's dead easy to pollinate - take a paintbrush, shake the flower and collect the yellow pollen that falls into the umbrella. Go to flower 2 and rub the paintbrush on the 5 little nodules on each of the five corners on the inside of the umbrella.

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/see...Sarracenia.htm



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