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By Gary
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#449763
Hi all, I got this guy from CalCarn's year-end rhizome sale. The flower isn't fully opened yet (I think) but hopefully someone can help with the ID. I'm guessing a flava? TIA
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By cpgrower126
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#449765
I agree, likely flava. Tried to get my hands on some of the rhizomes, but within 24 hours; was sold out. CalCarn's a pretty good cp company. I ordered many plants from them.
By Gary
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#449776
I seemed to recall a vid on CalCarn comparing flava and oreophila. Flavas are definitely more yellow, both pitchers and flowers. After taking a closer look, I'm leaning towards oreophila.
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By ChefDean
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#449778
Likely flava. If you bought it from CalCarn, and you don't live in California, they wouldn't sell you an oreophila as it would be illegal unless it was an extra that they threw in.
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By Gary
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#449789
I ran into sales restrictions once before when trying to place an order with a grower in the Midwest. I live in AZ, are oreophila considered to be invasive? Learn something new every day!
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By Panman
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#449790
No, oreophila are an endangered species and cannot be sold across state lines due to CITES restrictions.
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By Gary
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#449792
Makes sense. I did find that it's critically endangered, and that several of it's habitats have been acquired by conservation groups to help protect them.
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By MikeB
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#449803
Put your nose up the flower and take a good sniff. Sarracenia flava flowers have a "unique" smell. To my nose, they smell like wet cat. Other people say they smell like cat pee. When you're in a big field of flava's in bloom, it's overwhelming.

This could be a flava x oreophila hybrid.
By Gary
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#449804
Panman wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2024 5:11 pm No, oreophila are an endangered species and cannot be sold across state lines due to CITES restrictions.
I checked on the CalCarn site to see if they might have accidentally sent me an oreophila by mistake (and looked up their vids again for flower comparison), and it turns out they have a permit to ship oreophila across state lines. So could be oreophila, I suppose...

"California Carnivores can ship this plant outside of California as per Permit Number ESPER0002076"

As far as the odor of that flower goes, I honestly can't smell anything but my nose doesn't work too well sometimes.
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By andynorth
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Panman wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2024 5:11 pm No, oreophila are an endangered species and cannot be sold across state lines due to CITES restrictions.
I bought 3, 1 of each endangered species from Matt as he has paperwork, which copies were sent along with plants.
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