Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.
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very nice Natalie. if you were wondering, next meeting will be on Jan 21st at the Conservatory of Flowers in SF.
Thanks! I'll put that in my phone and hopefully I'll be able to make that one.
My Darlintonia makes pretty decent amounts of nectar and in the peak of growth can even have a really pleasant sweet smell. I haven't payed particular attention to the timing of nectar production, but perhaps later in the season nectar tends to dry up.
I used to live in CA and also had the chance to see them in the wild (that was my first CP to see in the wild too!). It's definately a cool experience.
Very Nice pics
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Nice pictures Natalie!! I did not know they grew in the Sierras, nice to see the diversity.
I just posted my pictures from the Siskiyou mountains in southern Oregon from this year in May. Quite a difference in color from the Sierras, although my trip was in May and the pitchers were last years growth. Fun to compare the differences in different locations. I will get some pictures of Darlingtonia on the Oregon Coast next year since it is only a few hours drive from me and post those, and hopefully go back to the Siskiyou mountains in southern Oregon in summer to get pics of new pitchers to compare the differences.
richjam1986 - Yeah, I'm thinking it might have been because it was so late in the season. With winter fast approaching, it wouldn't really make sense for the plants to attract and catch insects if there won't be enough time to digest them. I'll have to go back in the spring and see if they have nectar then.
DJ57 - Awesome, I'll go check that out! I wonder if the ones in the Siskiyou Mountains are more like the coastal populations or the Sierra populations in terms of habitat preferences and whatnot...
Interesting... Yes, their habitat does sound very similar to the Sierra populations, the Siskiyou ones might get a little more moisture though (as both rain and snow).