Carnivorous Plant Bog Plants & Environments

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Carnivorous Plant Bog Plants & Environments

by Jonathan_ » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:55 pm


I have been wanting to do this for quite sometime now and have been thinking of making a Native North or South Carolina Bog in my back yard. I am trying to find out which area has the most carnivorous plants as I know the Green Swamp only has few varieties of native plants. So I won't be doing a Green Swamp theme. What I would like to know is which sites of the Carolina's has more species and more variety than the others? I know some people don't like naming sites due to the fact of the threat of poaching so I would like if people could state just the area of the Carolina's like NC or SC where they saw the plants. They don't have to name the site. (See example below) I also think this would be kind of a neat database to others as well to get a feel of what plants go well together and which do not.

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I Saw:
Dionaea Muscipula,(Then state if you saw them mixed or clumped in with each other or a fair distance apart.)
Sarracenia Rubra (Clumped Together With VFT's in a shaded area)
Sarracenia Flava: Cut Throat: (Found a few feet away from Venus Fly Traps in an open area)

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Re: Carnivorous Plant Bog Plants & Environments

by Nick » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:42 pm

From what I've read in The Savage Garden, many carnivorous plants can do well in a bog together because (generally) they have similar environmental pressures in their respective natural habitats. The standard 50/50 mix can work well with quite a few varieties and of course everybody has their own tweaks that accommodate for their growing styles, watering habits, etc.

I would try to find plants that grow in similar climates or look up what others have done with their bog gardens. If you are going to be specific to NC/SC only, you might be limited a bit on available diversity.

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Re: Carnivorous Plant Bog Plants & Environments

by entropy81 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:03 pm

Haven't seen them growing in the wild. However I think in the Carolinas the green swamp on the border is the biggest habitat, and the only place in the world venus flytraps naturally grow.

For Drosera, the ones you'd find in Carolina would mirror the ones growing throughout the rest of the east coast, subject to climate. Filiformis, intermedia, rotundifolia, maybe tracyi and possibly x hybrida.

For Sarracenia, there are a few varieties in the Carolinas, purpurea ssp. venosa, S. minor, S. oreophila, S. rubra, and S. rubra ssp. jonesii.

Most all the rest of the different Sarracenia, except purpurea ssp. pupurea which grows further north into Canada, comes from the gulf coast in Florida and Alabama and Georgia. Leucophylla, flava, alata, alabamensis, and psittacina are all specific to the gulf coast and don't grow in the wild in the Carolinas.

All of them (and then some, including Australian and African) would grow fine in the same bog habitat though.

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Re: Carnivorous Plant Bog Plants & Environments

by Jonathan_ » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:31 pm

Perhaps it would be easier if I just did a Green Swamp NC recreation which would require only plants that are from that specific place. My dream is to recreate it in my own back yard and just enjoy cultivating these awesome plants! Who knows maybe I will buy some nice property someday and make a nice big bog garden that would take up half the yard :). If the folks who have been to that specific preserve could name and be specific on the cp's they found there, it would be greatly appreciated.

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