Pictures and Questions, that is!
Learned a few new things in a thread started by Jimscott, so I decided to make a new thread to show some pictures, and ask some questions. At any rate, I offered seeds from a plant that probably won't produce any viable seeds (not knowing any better - glad you guys were there to point that out!)
I'm a bit of a new hand at carnivores (only been keeping them for about 5 years, and only really picked up in the last 2 years or so.)
I guess one thing is a general query about the anatomy / fertility of "Tarnok" Flowers. I'm assuming, since it's a deformity, that they are all a little different. This is what mine looks like:
And, a peek under the skirt:
Updates on my bog garden plants out back - Pulled through this bitter Zone 5 winter just fine:
S. purpurea flower. I do have bumblebees on the property (A hive even) so the odds that this one got naturally pollinated are pretty high.
S. psitticina with LOTS of new pitchers.
S. purpurea pitchers, starting to color up nicely. Any input on which locale they might be? They were death-box rescues (This is actually my oldest carnivore! had it for 5 years or so! bought it at a Lowes in Florida.) At the moment, I am leaning towards it being a southern purple pitcher.
S. minor is off to a slow start, but better late than never.
VFT (normal, presumably, as it came from a grocery store) preparing to flower.
S. alata also seems happy and prolific.