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Thread: Sarracenia 'blood vessels'

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    I saw this plant for sale on E-bay. Anybody have any info on it?

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    It looks just like some of my S.purpureas. It's a nice plant but I don't see why it should be registered.

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    Looks like a really pumped up S. purp venosa var. burkeii. Nice variety.

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    The unregistered name is probably a marketing gimmick to get some fool to pay $15 or more plus shipping for a purpurea.

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    I agree with BobZ. It's a pretty gruesome name, though, isn't it?
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    check out plant delights , they have this plant for selll , i just think its a scam to get rid of old useless plants , there are also more weird names on that web site or sarrs .

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    I'm sure there are plenty of "promotional names" for other CPs. Cape sundews are often called, "Octopus plant". Pings are called, "fly-paper plants".

    These "eye-catcher" names are for newbies willing to pay hyped-up prices for plants they know nothing about. It's like the "pet rock" (for those old enough to remember [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) buying phenomena.

    There's alway a sucker around every corner [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    I bet if it was placed in full sun, it would look just like all the other purpurea venosa's out there. Why? because thats all it is!

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