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    I was in Seattle a week ago and was doing some early morning grocery shopping when I stumbled upon a gang of Sarracenia's in the florist department. I knew what plant it was before I even read the label, which was mismarked as a Cobra Lily. I was so tickled with finding a CP in a grocery store that I bought one. Also for some reason the mismarking was amusing to me as well. Its a beautiful plant, ruffled pitchers and heavy red veins. It rode in my lap on the plane all the way home, my seat mate giving me strange looks all the while.

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    Hopefully, the strange looks were because of the plant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Someone else in a topic long ago and far away mentioned something about the same phenomenon. A picture wa even posted of the mistake. It's not like confusing a spatulata with capillaris or... A cobra lily is a cobra lily and not a Sarracenia.

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    Are you sure it's not labled "cobra's nest" as apposed to "cobra lilly?"

    Cobra's nest is a recent cultivar (? hybrid? I think it's a cultivar) that was developed to be resistant to tap water and other household no-no's that people do.
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    I've seen these... Nurserymens exchange sends them out... Not cobra nests or cobra lilys, but Sarracenia x 'wrigleyana' (Might be scarlett bell)

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    judith hindle perhaps

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    HEy Dave,

    Are you sure of that? I heard the parentage of Cobra Nest is unknown......sounds like an advertisement blurb to me! I would be wary with the tap water.......

    I would be interested in knowing what the parents of Cobra's Nest were if anyone has the information.

    Sorry for the off topic!

    Greenis, sitting with the plant on your lap sounds like something I would do. You are in good company here!
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    Hey Tamlin,
    Could very well be an advertizing gimick. No idea. Can't even rememeber where I read it...I just scoured google, and I can't find it. I did find it for sale, but they didn't have the tap water thing in the description. Dean cook may know a little more about it, as I saw a partial forum post on some un-identified forum (maybe the list serve?) where he mentioned the clone's creator...name escapes me...need more sleep...
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    schloaty, could this be what you read? (Second plant on the page)

    http://www.carnivorousplants.org/cul...ivars/v32.html

    It says it doesn't even need dormancy! Is that really possible?

    -Ben

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