This dew came as a stow away with a sarr that JBL sent me. *It just shot up a flower spike and I would like to ID it so I know what to call the seeds when I dispurse them to terraforum.
Looks like a D.filiformis to me.
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most definitely, looks like (if that bit of red in the pic is not a mirage) it would be D.filiformis ssp. filiformis- if there's no red, it is D.filiformis var. tracyii but I would go with the former- if the flowers are pinky-purple you'll have a pretty reliable ID
Drosophyllum! J/K. That's a filiformis, just not red or California Sunset.
D.filiformis ssp. filiformis is what the tag will say when I get around to putting one by it. Tamlin agrees that is what it is too. There is a red tint to it, and its growing in sull sun in the same bog as some of my Sarrs. So I look forward to pollinating the flowers and getting seed to share. Woo hoo I have flowers popping up everywhere!
Here's the California Sunset cultivar, from last summer:
DON'T TOUCH THOSE FLOWERS!!!!!!!! They are self fertilizing, and will drop a ton of seed. Dies back for winter with a resting bud called a hibernaculum. Leave them alone, and they should spring to life in the spring. (Didn't I just say that?) Red tentacles or red glands highlight the plant in full light. They look best with all red tentacles. Very cold hardy sundew.
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I can chime in with a testimonial as to the cold hardiness- almost everyone I know in Canada who grows things outside grows this species, I have kept some outside for a few years but there are others who have had stands of them developing for over 10, it is a TOUGH plant
And yes, like BW said they make enough seeds by themselves- and a pleasant bonus, they seem to divide themselves- I haven't figured it out exactly, but it seems like they make "bonus plants" from the roots... anyone??
I just know that every year, plants come up that weren't there the year before and they are WAY too big to be coming up from seeds..