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    Waking up real early helps. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    I am in my office before 8 am.
    I had the plants for only two months. A friend passed it to me and I have no idea how old it is before arriving on my hands

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    From what I've seen the flowers either open completely but have small/shriveled petals (as with guqin's), or don't open completely but have seemingly healthy petals, as with Lauderdale's plant.

    But having them open at all is quite a feat. Mine never did.



    D. paradoxa also was shy in flowering.... I never saw the flower more than 3/4 open, and if I moved the plant away from the light at all (the flower was up against a flourescent bulb) its began closing within half a minute.



    Drosera flowers of all sorts tend to be more phototropic than are flowers of other varieties. My guess is that this is due to their small size (rendering closing easier).

    Congrats again, guqin!

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    Lauderdale, you mentioned that your plant is D. burmannii "green'. However, I noticed some hint of pink on the flowers and on the long tentacles of the leaf. My plants have no pink pigmentation and is more like Noah's plant. Is this the result of insufficient sunlight for my plants or genetics? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Gugin,
    Yes, my plants buds do have a distinct pink tone to them, and the very tips of the tenacles, but the flower petals are white. The leaves are the same delicate green as Noah's and show no pink what so ever. This particular plant simply "appeared" from what I thought was a little piece of hard dirt that came with a D.intermedia, so I am not positive that is a "green". Perhaps Tamlin can answer that question. I recently received ten green x red (as they were described by the seller) and two red seedlings. It will be interesting to compare them as they mature.
    My plant is grown in full South Florida sun at this time of year and seems to love the chilly weather. It is a bit larger than a quarter and since it is only about four months old, I assume (you all know the definition of "assume") that it will get larger.
    Hey Tamlin, as you know, I did find some gold lying on the ground... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img] ...maybe I will get lucky. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Lauderdale, yeah, I know that I was just making trouble [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

    As to identifying the types, hmmmm, maybe. There are a lot of variables, like how much light did they grow in, that has to be taken into account.

    A word about the red form. There is a form called Pilliga Red which was found by Robert Gibson in Australia, and I have seen other specimens which are similar (no collection data, sorry), and bear pink flowers. I don't know how the Pillga Red appeared in habitat, but the other forms for me were red only in their tentacles. There are red forms of D. capensis that are really red: no green to the leaves at all. No form of D. burmannii that I have seen has this sort of characteristic.
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