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    I have a pitcher plant that looks like Sarracenia Purpurea Venosa. It is solid red like pics I have seen of this plant, and is so red I cannot see the veins. I got this plant from Lowe,s in the 2.5 inch cube and looked like the typical Sarracenia Purpirea. I would post a pic if I had a digi cam.
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    Ignore the color. S. purpurea ssp. venosa have larger, more undulated hoods than ssp. purpurea. Ssp. venosa will also feel slightly hairy - ssp. purpurea is smooth and waxy.

    S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii pitchers have very large, frilly hoods and a fatter lip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ Feb. 20 2005,4:37)]S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii pitchers have very large, frilly hoods and a fatter lip.
    Not nessicarily. Many of the plants in the wild have typical or slightly montana like hoods.

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    If you got it from lowes it is most likely ssp.venosa.
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    What is a montana like hood? The hoods on var. montana look typical to me. var. montana also seems to have very stout and brittler pitchers.

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    Do you have Schnell's 2nd edition? He shows pictures of all the subspecies pitchers in there and says the wrapped up hoods on var. montana are typical of that subspecies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Many of the plants in the wild have typical or slightly montana like hoods
    True, but I would still say they were larger and frilliar than ssp. venosa, whether or not they have hoods which are more inward. A pinker colour would also be a factor in determining this variety.

    Montana has distinct triangular hoods: var. montana
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