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    Utrics are taking over my pots and they're becoming a nuissance

    Yellow Utrics are taking over ALL of my sundew pots. I'll admit that I like the flowers, but they tend to pop up in between some of my favorite South American dews and choke them out. To make things worse, when I pick them out, annoying sticky nectar globs gets all over my hands so I can't get the stalk off of my hand once I uproot it, lol. The nectar goes all the way to the base of the stalk too. There's not much that I can do control them either....except to just pluck out all the flowers when they pop up.

    Here are the culprits (not sure what the name is but I know they're a weed for other people to):


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    They are U.subulata, and yes, they can be a pain. I have some U.bisquamata that were the same way, but I eventually got them under control.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    that sucks... but pretty flowers! I think I might have read somewhere that yellow flowers are uncommen in utrics? I wouldn't know how to get rid of them though, the only thing I can think of is repot all of your plant that have the utrics in the pots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon.B View Post
    that sucks... but pretty flowers! I think I might have read somewhere that yellow flowers are uncommen in utrics? I wouldn't know how to get rid of them though, the only thing I can think of is repot all of your plant that have the utrics in the pots.
    That, and pull any new ones that show up in the newly repoted plants as soon as you see them.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    It is really choking out your dews!? Wow, I have added Ultrics to most of my dew and ceph pots with no ill effects. I like the addition of the small flowers!
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    hey if u dont want them. ill take them = )

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    lol. i have the same problem with my U. bisquamata--i've let it bloom once--it's the weedy/ugly/not betty's bay kind. now, i periodically pull out any growing flower stalks so it doesnt contaminate the rest of the collection.
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    Is subulata latin for dandelion?

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