After looking at the topic with all the Sarracenia photos, I was reminded of a mini 'pet-peeve'. Compared to other seedbanks, the ICPS seebank is incredibly under-represented (check out the CPS seedbank sometime).
With all of the people that we have growing flowering Sarracenia, it's almost tragic the amount and selection of seed in the ICPS seedbank. Isn't it odd that we must go to England to get a really representative selection of Sarracenia seed?
I do not want to insinuate that anyone should rush out and rape native stands of Sarracenia for their seed (& they absolutely should not!) but when I look at the number of people in the US and the number of people growing native North American pitcher plants, the quantity of seed in the seedbank is sad...
... so get out there, bag those flowers, pollinate them and collect that seed!! (and send it to the seedbank) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] Especially the 'purebred' non-hybrid plants...
Although this a pitcher plant topic - the same goes for Drosera & Pinguicula - where's all the seed? Nobody in the US/Canada grows D. linearis or...?
BTW - congratulation to the CPS seedbank for their amazing collection
....rant over [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]
All the best,