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    S. purp differences

    I've read enough about the difference between the nothern and southern purple pitchers, but I think I need to see it to truly grasp it. By any chance, does someone have a pic of the two varieties side-by-side?

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    I don't have a northern pitcher plant but I can show you my southern pitcher. Hope this helps a little


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    As far as I can tell, the only main difference that you will see is that the southern subspecies (ssp. venosa) will have quite a bit of short hairs on the outside of the pitcher, while the northern subspecies (ssp. purpurea) will not or will have very few. I suppose also the southern subspecies will have more squat pitchers, while the northern will have more elongated-ish pitchers.

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    My venosa didn't have hairs on the outside of the pitchers. I don't know if it'll help, but here are sarracenia.com's pictures of pitchers: http://www.sarracenia.com/galleria/g251s.html
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    From my experience, S purpurea ssp. purpurea has a as Ben said more elongated pitchers, fewer peach fuzzy hairs, and grow a little more slowly. Whereas S. purpurea ssp. venosa has larger, more squat, and fuzzier pitchers. S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii grows and looks almost exactly like S. purpurea ssp. venosa, but it gets much larger pitchers, pink flowers, and it grows a little bit slower.

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    S,. rosea (I don't think it should be it's own species) has very short scapes as well.

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    I support either or, but i like to call it S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii, because it has a long name.

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    Pretty sure I have S. purpurea var. purpurea... brought back to health from a lowes cube of death.. Doesn't seem to be any hairs on the back of the pitcher.

    Not entirely sure I agree with the slow growth of this plant though..
    This particular pitcher shot up in about 5 days and is the largest of 5 on the plant now.
    The rest does seem to be pretty slow growing though... perhaps it's just that one pitcher.



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