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    S. purpurea ssp. purpurea = maroon
    S. purpurea ssp. venosa = red
    S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii = pink with white style
    S. leucophylla = red
    S. flava = yellow
    S. alata = usually creamy yellow. Some white flowered varieties about.
    S. rubra = red
    S. psittacina = maroon or red. Some orange varieties about.
    Any heterophylla plant = pale greeny cream.
    S. oreophila = yellow

    Hybrids are intermediate and pink, orange or streaked petals are possible. In my experience, red is the dominant colour in hybrids.

    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks all you Cpers,
    My flower opened today. Hmmm...the flower petals turned from dark red to sort of orange down the middle of each petal and golden-yellow at the side-looks sort of like a pitcher plant cover that I saw...hard to describe.
    Anyone know what species my sarracenia might be? Is it normal or usual for sarracenia flower petals to change colour-while opening?
    Now I really HAVE to find that camera!

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    Ok, I know that I took a "little" long to find my camera, but I've been busy these last few weeks. I also had to learn how to post the pictures here, see this page

    http://www.**********.com/cgi-bin....t=10510

    After going through all this (I'm not trying to make this sound like a tragedy), I have the pics

    Let me see...uhmmm...


    Side view of flower


    Front view of flower


    Plant itself-what species?


    Just for fun-flowering sarracenia and scenery (I live in Singapore)

    Could anyone tell me what species is my sarracenia, where to pollinate the sarracenia flower (where is the stigma), and how to pollinate the flower to ensure I get seed...I currently have some sarracenia pollen collected from the same flower sitting patiently in the fridge...waiting to be put onto a stigma...

    Thankz,
    Jason

    (Ps. Is storage in the fridge the right way to keep (store) sarracenia flower pollen?)

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    Your plant looks like S.x catesbaei, which is a cross between flava and purpurea, hence the flower petals were a mix between yellow and red.

    To pollinate, put some pollen on the five little bumps which are inside the umbrella, where there is a V-shape cuts are.
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    Nice pics and I'd definitly agree with Alvin , looks like an S. x catesbaei . Can't wait til my planst flower , the stalk on my S. oreophila keeps getting taller and my S. rubra ssp jonesii made 4 buds too so i hope it flweors soon and my favorite hybrid S. x excellens id making a bud too . Can't wait [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Nice pics and I'd definitly agree with Alvin , looks like an S. x catesbaei . Can't wait til my planst flower , the stalk on my S. oreophila keeps getting taller and my S. rubra ssp jonesii made 4 buds too so i hope it flweors soon and my favorite hybrid S. x excellens id making a bud too . Can't wait
    Yeah, you can get loads of flowers on S. rubra. I have a ssp. wherryi yellow flower also with four buds. I'm also looking forward to a flower on my S. alata white flower, it has a bud at the moment. Nothing else has flower buds, but that should change by the end of the month [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    My tarnok has one that is getting ready to open, wrigleyana(sp), 'Judith Hindle', and a Nigra-purple Alata flower bud. And since my venosa has flowered for the past two years in a row, I am assuming it is gonna flower.
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    Phew, thanks for all the info, I was so anixous to get more info on my flower, which has already been open for about three weeks (The flower itself opened in about a day!) Is it normal for a sarracenia flower to open that fast and when will the flower start to wither (and when successfully pollinated, how long will the seed pod take to swell and dry up?

    Wow, three people (knowledgable I should say) have said that my sarracenia is a S x catesbaei! And I've never even heard that name before... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Hmmm...there already seems to be pollen on the place that you said I should put it, Alexis. Maybe the ants put it there, I saw some crawling around the flower a few days back. At first I wanted to feed them to the sarracenia itself, but I then thought natural pollination by means of insects would be good for the plant (and also it would be ridiculously ironical for the ants to be eaten by the same plant that they are trying to pollinate) The ants wouldn't do any harm to the my plants, will they? (otherwise it's war [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] ) Can anyone explain their behaviour?

    Ok, I'm out of breath (and typing energy), so I'll stop asking questions now. (before you all go crazy) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Tired...arms aching...going to bed...DREAMING ABOUT SARRACENIA! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Phew!

    Thanks,
    Jason

    (ps. pollen is the yellow, grainy stuff, right?) Is it supposed to be sticky? The stamens (anthers and and all) fell out around the second week the flower opened? Is this abnormal? I collected the stamens and stored them in the fridge, is this the right way and should even be collecting the fallen stamens (I found one petal floating about in my mother's pond below with three stamens attached to it! And what about the...zzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzZZZZ

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