- Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:05 pm
Hi I found this!
"Not all are from the wild (at least perhaps not). BZ 1955 was either the first or one of the first plants that notable carnivorous-plant person Bob Ziemer bought, in 1955, from a department store or somewhere (not collected from the wild; at least not by Bob Ziemer).
Venus Flytrap clone 1979 was the first or one of the first Venus Flytraps bought by Mike King of the UK, and which he took good care of, became impressed with, and shared with other growers who shared his enthusiasm for the plant (I wish I had one; maybe some day).
The SECC clones (there are two of them, the Green Swamp Clone and Becky Westbrooks (which they are considering renaming to Green Swamp Giant (I think they should call it "Swamp Thing" (after the famous horror B-movie of the 50s)), but they didn't ask me) are indeed clones of Venus Flytraps gathered from their native territory in the Green Swamp, North Carolina, US, and for that reason I was very interested in them and have one each of both of them. Smile
The WIP clones all grew originally in natural soil, although they are I believe from seed sown on the private property (Bob Hanrahan's carnivorous plantation in southern Alabama) or transplants of seedlings, or from self- or cross-pollination of Venus Flytraps previously planted on the property.
So the only two Venus Flytraps that are available that I am sure were clones from wild plants are the two SECC (Southeastern Community College, in North Carolina) clones, which makes them very interesting (to me and I'm sure to some others)."
Please understand I have a reading comprehension issue with vast amounts of info and sorry for being so anal but correct me if I am wrong. Is the above stating that the BZ1955 is NOT a clone of the plants from the wild? If someone could clear it up for me that would be appreciated!