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    Wild Sarracenia minor shots

    I shot some pics of a few wild Sarracenia minor today from my grandmother's property. I've known of and tended to some of these plants for nearly 25 years now. I recently spent eight years in the Army, during which time I didn't tend them. This is the first time that I had a chance to view them in that time and I'm quite pleased to find that they're still there and thriving!

    Of concern to me is that the underbrush has gotten quite thick while I was away and there is a notable lack of young plants. I'm going to be clearing out the property over the summer and hopefully next spring I'll be able to encourage the spread of these plants. I noticed that several of the plants were being choked out while I looked for them today. I made sure to clear out a lot of the brush in order to help the plants thrive and to give them direct sunlight.























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    Super cool to just have these growing wild in the backyard. It reminds you that they are still out there.

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    Nice plants! Now you are the guardian of this sarracenia colony :-)
    You are lucky, my backyard is a parking :-)
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    Very cool! If you are clearing with hand tools, I recommend painting the cut stems with a rag soaked in Roundup (or a spray bottle). Most things like sweetgum and privet pop right back from the roots.
    Last edited by theplantman; 04-27-2014 at 06:07 AM.

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    I cleared almost two acres today and found quite a few more plants, including some babies! This is a part of the property that's never had brush properly broken before. It used to be pine flats, but the pines were cleared about five years ago and the secondary growth has gone wild. I'm attempting to clear the secondary growth to allow the native grasses to take over to form a nice meadow for her. I find it encouraging to find these young plants! They should love growing up in the cleared land.
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    This is great! You are so fortunate to have land that is suitable for growing CPs. Wherever you are, I hope the Sarracenia minor gets naturalized and spreads throughout.

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    A timely prescribed burn would really help, you could get in contact with a local state agency for timing and assistance with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calfanator View Post
    A timely prescribed burn would really help, you could get in contact with a local state agency for timing and assistance with this.
    This ^

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