Great thread, and great pics. Thank you so much for sharing. It's nice to get a taste of carnivorous plant habitat elsewhere in the country.
S. minor is probably one of my favorite Sarracenia.
Originally Posted by cpman
Hi CP man,
To clarify things, This photo is actually from plants in my front yard-they no longer exist in the wild! If you look carefully in the upper right hand corner of the photo, you can see the blue kiddy pools:
Had my hopes up for a second...the invasive plant in the background of the photo is english ivy
I need to go on a trip with you....
It's tragic about the destruction, but not that surprising. It's happening everywhere. The Charlton okees look very different from any other I have seen.
In your experience, how do they differ? I only saw a few of them in Charlton Co, so it's hard to draw any conclusions.
Originally Posted by Wire Man
They usually don't had a pointed hood like that, and less defined veins. That population looks like a bloody spear tip! I love it! The back of the hood and neck are also very broad, making them look much more menacing than the typical okee.
Originally Posted by meizwang
Amazing photos.. But that is just so ****** sad that the damn state destroyed a native population of Sarr... How would they think its ok to do such a thing?!
Thanks for pointing the pool out as I didn't see it, hehe( my old eyes ). Still that Ivy looks suspicious, hehe. As for populations disappearing, I've been dealing with sarracenia's since the early 70's. I can tell you of populations I knew of across NC, SC and Georgia that were once extant and have now disappeared or are relic populations. It's a sad commentary.
Hi Meizwang!If you allow me I would like to post your question in an Italian forum.
I think that in Europe you have to tell this story.
If there was a need for economic support by all growers of these plants.
Aspect of your confirmation here or in private in order to spread the discussion in the Italian forum.
Beautiful photos. This is so sad though =(
Thank you all for your comments-appreciate your perspectives and insight.
Andrea-I'd really appreciate if you spread the word in Italian-the point of this post is to bring awareness of what's going on to Sarracenia habitats today. please be sure to give me credit for the photos.
CPman-I'd be interested in hearing about your experiences in the okefenokee swamp region decades ago-what was it like, and do you have any pictures?