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    I have S.flava from Moultrie, GA. The plants in your photos don't look that hot. Was the site dry?

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    The Griffin - I would agree if the property was a "regular" piece of property, but I'm sure the utility company doesn't want pine trees growing under the power lines. They would take the pine out eventually, anyway, and possibly destroy the Sarrs at the same time.

    mfh - The site appeared to be dry. As I said I haven't been over the fence so I don't know the exact soil conditions. I've never noticed that area to be very wet, so I'm surprised the plants are still there. I agree, you can definitely tell they need some water. Maybe south GA will start getting some rain and the Sarrs will make it through another summer. How did you get your S. flava from Moultrie?

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    I recieved it from someone in a trade. The person was in California. It is listed as coming from a tree farm.

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    Don't just kill that pine tree... I'd pull it out of the ground and re-plant it somewhere else... that'd be just cruel, it IS a living thing you know.
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    Unfortunately for the tree, that photo ended up in a CP forum, where it doesn't have many friends. If the photo were posted at a pine forum, maybe everyone would be saying to pull out that awful Sarracenia so it doesn't crowd the tree. Them's the breaks.
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    As far as collection the seeds in Oct, here is what I have learned about Sarracenia seeds. They are ripe in mid Sept. The capsule does not open until later. Oct. maybe to late as the capsule will have opened and dropped the seeds already. If you pick the capsule in Sept. it is possible to open the capsule (which is much easier when it is green than dried) and sow the sed immediately without stratifacation and have them sprout. There is something about the drying process that hardens the outer coating of the seeds and then requires stratification to remove it.

    As far as the pine goes, it will not hurt the Sarracenia. I have see many a healthy stand of Sarracenias growing in and among pines. If you choose not to remove the pine, it can at least have the lower branches cut off to allow more light to the plant. My thought is if the pine stays it will attract the attention of the power company who is more likey to spray. One treatment of herbicide and they are gonners.
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    Thanks for the information, Brooks. I will try to get back to Moultrie in September instead of October and go ahead and sow the seed.

    I agree with you on the pine tree. It may be better to do something about it now before it gets too big and the power company takes notice of it. I would hate to see herbicide sprayed on these Sarrs. I'll have to see what I can do next time I'm down there.

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    Hi Jaxon

    Interesting post and great photos.

    This is exactly the type of situation that NASC (North American Sarracenia Conservancy) is looking for. We would love to have location data on that stand of plants and possibly seed to be entered into the growing program to preserve the genetic material of these plants. If the situation is right, more plants could possibly be reintroduced to this site to strengthen the population.

    If anyone knows of Sarracenia locations in the wild, please try to remember to contact NASC. We need to get location data entered into our database so the existance of these sites is recorded. And that info (database) is confidential info to protect these areas. We also need land surveys taken.
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