S. purpurea...?

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S. purpurea...?

by MPHampel86 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:33 am

Sold as a dormant purpurea by Bug-Biting Plants in a package with a dormant Fly Trap (that will most likely never germinate, from what I'm told). The developing pitchers certainly don't look like a pure purpurea to me. Perhaps a mislabel or a hybrid of some sort?Image

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Re: S. purpurea...?

by KategoricalKarnivore » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:40 am

Nope not a purp. It may be a sarracenia rubra.
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Re: S. purpurea...?

by Bhart90 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Probably right, I got some too. I bought all for 1 dollar each

1 was a Scarlet Belle though, we shall see
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Re: S. purpurea...?

by Aozora » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:51 am

definitely not a purpurea, they tend to grow horizontally. unlike that one which grows vertically.

it does look a bit like my juvenile dormant sarracenia leucophylla.

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Re: S. purpurea...?

by MPHampel86 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:30 pm

I've had a few folks tell me they bought the same kit, and the Sarracenia turned out to be rubra rubra. I'm gonna have to agree that this plant definitely seems to be following suit.Image

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Re: S. purpurea...?

by Fishkeeper » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:34 am

I just got a few of those kits, good to know what they'll probably be.

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Re: S. purpurea...?

by Fishman » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:13 pm

Its most likely a rubra. I got one 2 years ago from that same kit from them with the 1 vft bulb and 1 sarr bulb.
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Re: S. purpurea...?

by HeliamphoraWalnut » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:10 pm

I got one about 4 months back and it was a rubra, not a purp
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