I'm pleased to introduce two forms of Sarracenia minor that I've been observing and working with for several years. These two distinct colonies are extremely isolated from each other, (42 miles apart) and are over three hundred miles away from any other Sarracenia species, making them an excellent study subject as far as purest species genetics is concerned.
The following examples have been in my cultivation for over three years in identical conditions and growing media. So far, traits have remained consistent. Let's start with a delightful "miniature" that I lovingly call "Jimmy Durante"
Note the extended snout-like lid that's relative to the Okefenokee form of S. minor. However, the plant 'in situ' and in cultivation never exceeds 20 cm tall plus the lids never fully become bronzed. Plus, they always retain their maroon- veined patterns on the lids;
Next is another personal favorite from the second location, which I simply call "Ball-cap"
The rounded, flared lid is a definite eye-catcher, plus the pitchers have a lovely habit of extending the aereolae around to the sides and front of the pitcher as well;
Enjoy and Happy Growing,