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    Hi,

    How variable is Drosera brevifolia? It grows throughout the southeast - Texas, Florida, etc, a range that should produce quite a variety of characteristics. I have a variant from Hampstead, (Edit: NC). that is quite pretty, and turns blood red if given enough light. Are plants from other locations different in shape, color, size, or flower?

    Here is my D. brevifolia 'Hampstead, (Edit: NC)':



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    Sorry about my handwriting, Noah. It's Hampstead, North Carolina. There isn't a Hampstead in Florida.

    I don't know how variable the species is, but sure would like to try some other forms! I've heard of and seen pictures of plants with long scapes, but otherwise the species doesn't seem to get much attention.



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    Forbes, if you have an extra can we work it into our trade?
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    Drosera brevifolia is quite variable from my experience in growing various members of different populations. The one in your photo is what I regard as a good typical representative, as demonstrated by the nice short glandular scape and the large flower.
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    Sure, Rose. I'll send you one.

    Did you get the PM I sent yesterday?

    It's good to see you back on the board, William. Do you know where the plants with long scapes hail from?

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    No Forbes, I don't. I have a couple of forms of D. brevifolia, and I strongly suspect one is a hybrid with D. capillaris, but am uncertain of its origin. I did cultivate the hybrid Ivan produced, but it died off. Later I noticed some stray seedlings had the large flowers and stalked retentive glands associated with D. brevifolia, but the flowers have a light pink cast to them, and the scapes are much longer than what I would regard as typical for this species. Most of the typical scapes I have seen have been notably short, and with few flowers. Right now, the plants are looking ratty, as is often the case with any D. brevifolia but if and when they perk up I'll post some photos.

    Do you cultivate Ivan's hybrid as mentioned above, and if so, can you tell me if it has the slightly pinkish flowers? I hesitate to redistribute this seed, since I can't be positive that it is D. brevifolia.

    Most of what I have grown has its origin in Hampstead, NC from seed distributed through Ivan. I have recently sown seed from Salinas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil and look forward to compariing this with the NC form.
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    It's good to know that my D. brevifolia aren't alone in their habit of occasionally going dew-less and ugly. I'd like to find out if the "problem" exists in nature. It doesn't seem to be related to air circulation - when two pots are adjacent, one may be affected while the other appears normal. I don't think it's from thrips or spider mites either as I haven't found evidence of the critters on any of my D. breviflolia.

    I haven't seen either of Ivan's D. brevifolia hybrids (brevifolia x capillaris or brevifolia x rotundifolia). If anyone is growing them (or D. brevifolia x intermedia), I have a D. capillaris Pasco Giant, Pasco Co. Fl x rotundifolia 'EverGrow' for trade.

    Perhaps your plant is a hybrid with a pink-flowered D. intermedia.

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    Forbes,

    I have never seen or heard of a pink flowered D. intermedia in all my born days. Wouldn't that be cool though!

    D. brevifolia is regarded as an annual, growing well enough in cooler months and then going ratty and usually dying off after seed set. Keeping the plant less wet although still under cultivation often finds it regrowing from the roots in cooler weather. It seems to be a fungus prone species as well, which may account for the dewless condition.

    Did your "Evergrow" go dormant? All my plants do. I have several of old Bushtucker's hybrids, but so far I haven't been able to reproduce them. I will try some leaf cuttings this season, and will keep you in mind if they strike.
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