those ARE very blue! especially the pic with your finger in it. which one on the bottom are the flowerstalks? it looks very similar to what i have right now.
the one with my finger is the oldest flowers. None of those are flower stalks. i cant quite compose them in the pot right. It seems like they are putting up multi branched leafy stolons
this thread - very unusual growth habit.
Do you grow yours as a lowlander? Incredibly beautiful/colorful flowers!
U. biloba Found the dormant buds of the flower stalk will also sprout and produce flowers
and give this weed his due he is nice and sunny yellow on a dreary overcast rainy day
The thick rounded spur reminds me a lot of the spur on U. uniflora - very interesting!.
flowers for months - very cool! Just based on this rudimentary experiment, I suspect that seasonal photoperiod change is important to flowering. However, I can't rule out some temperature clues helping the process since the pots were on a windowsill (although one pot under lights with a carefully adjusted photoperiod also flowered). This year, the U. longifolia is just now sending up a flower stalk and the adjacent U. praelonga also appears to be sending up 2 or 3. (Later: as of 3/14, the other longifolia has also sprouted a stalk)
Last edited by RL7836; 03-14-2011 at 07:42 AM.
Coincidentally, I have a pot of U. longifolia (different colony that flowered) that came from our topic's author, that is part utric and part D. paradoxa. That pot is in the terrarium setup. Both species are doing well. I think I need to separate them out and get the utric at the window sill... and it's going to be easier to remove (and disturb) the sundew.
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From last year:
From last month:
i tried that several times to eliminate the U. longifolia from those D. paradoxa. Might be easier to just clone the D. paradoxa....
U. juncea. this one looks very similar to U. odorata just it is huge in terms of flower and flower stalk. Also it was stingy with flowers so i may not have the right conditions to get this one to bloom very well. Form is from Florida
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