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    Sarracenia minor in the wild, 2011 (pics)

    S. minor var. minor Ware Co, GA roadside ditch. These plants were fairly common-if I had to guess, I'd say there were at least 10,000 in the area:





    S. minor var. minor Ware Co, GA. clump:





    S. minor var. minor Ware Co, GA. There were amazing red clones too:





    S. minor var. minor Ware Co, GA this one caught a moth:




    S. minor var. minor Ware Co, GA flower. A lot of them were in bloom this time of the year. I wonder if the drought they've been having encouraged later flowering? My plants at home didn't flower until mid to late june of this year because of the cold spring:



    Historic site of S. minor var. okefenokeensis Ware Co, GA. Not a single plant left in this area. I was informed they used to be everywhere in this location! The forestry industry plowed this field and is going to plant non-native pines for timber production. 2-3 year old seedling pines had already been planted in the surrounding area-we're talking about countless square miles of savanna completely destroyed! Giant billboards in the area endorsed by the US Department of Agriculture support this activity. It's easy for the forestry industry to pitch such destructive behavior to the general public because it's under the guise of reforesting the area. But what's not mentioned is that the native plants are all wiped out, and the land is converted from a wetland into farmland:





    S. minor var. okefenokeensis Ware Co, Ga. This is the last healthy population I know of in existance that originally came from the site above. These are in cultivation. There are more than 30 individuals with a lot of diversity, so this population is genetically sustainable for reintroduction in the future. In one year's worth of seed production, assuming 2 flowers per plant and 200 seeds per pod, this population can conservatively produce 12,000 seedlings/year. It won't go back into the wild without the proper scientists/authorities approval. It's important to not mess with the native populations unless you know what you're doing:





    S. minor var. okefenokeensis Charlton Co, GA





    S. minor var. minor Charlton Co, GA site #1. A bit bigger than the regular minor, but not giant. Plants from this population out in the middle of nowhere were nice and red. They suffered a lot from the drought this year, and most of the spaghnum in this site was dry and yellow:
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    Wow sooo many nice variations!

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    Sad to see natural sites of these plants are being destroyed more quickly now especially by the forestry department for planting trees for future lumber not only in GA but in other southern states as well. Very upsetting.
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    It's brilliant!

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    Raise your hand if you love minors! (No comment needed, Brie)

    Anyone else interested in tranquilizing Mike, implanting a microchip on him, then tracking where he's seeing all these great plants in situ??

    PM me with details... :- )

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    LOL but my hand is raised!

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    Beautiful plants! The color on that first one is simply stunning. Is there anything that can be done to protect the populations from being destroyed by pine plantations?

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    Oooh nice specimens!
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