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    s. leuco freaking me out

    what the friggin hell is going on here

    1.how do I pollinate a freak flower like this?
    2. is this flower type normal?

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    It looks like you have Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnok.' It is a cultivar that is infertile, so the flowers can't be pollinated.

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    Hi! Did your S. leucophylla come with the tag 'Tarnok'? I am most certain it is S. leucophylla 'Tarnok'!

    Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnok''s growth is like any other leuco, pitcher color, size and shape are typical for the species. However, it's flowers are unusual; they're mutated, lacking all petals, anthers, and styles, instead having lots of mutated sepals in their place!! In this case, pollinating these flowers is impossible because they don't have any of the sex organs needed for pollination or fruit making!! The only means of reproduction are vegetative, by splitting the rhizome. : )
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    Lol! I guess if you didn't know or hadn't heard about 'Tarnok', it really would seem out of the left field wouldn't it? :P
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    mannnnn
    I was really looking forward to crossing those two flowers
    and yea until now I had no idea about this plant
    I did a bunch of research on how to pollinate sar flowers then bam. flower blooms, looks nothing like the diagrams I studied >.>

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    XD wow, that is bad luck (sort of)!

    Luckily now you know and, most all other Sarracenia are fertile.
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    That's a beautiful 'Tarnok' bloom though, what a nice plant

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    There have been a couple cases of pollinating 'Tarnok' flowers, as occasionally within that mass of tepals the occasional good anther and stigma is produced, but it's a rare occurrence.
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