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By HeliamphoraWalnut
Posts:  1754
Joined:  Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:10 am
#280788
What is up guys, this is HeliamphoraWalnut's IDer for new plants un-IDed from any big box store (I know, the name needs work :lol: ) This is meant as a guide for newer growers when they want to ID a plant from lowes, home depot, Walmart, etc. Note: This is more or less for the U.S, because if I remember correctly, in Europe, you can get helis and cephs from a regular flower nursery. :x (and for only ike 9 euros :shock: )

1.Is it a...
a. Nepenthes (Leaves where pitchers grow out of)..Go to 2
b. Drosera (Sticky tentacled plant)..Go to 3
c. Dioneae (Venus flytrap)..Go to 4
d. Sarracenia (Trumpet pitcher plants..Go to 5

2. Does it look like the following? If so, that's your plant!
a. goo.gl/boCCwv Its a ventrata, ventricosa x alata reddish pitchers, thin lip, and thin(er) green leaves
b. https://goo.gl/dQy8Sj Its a ventricosa! ^same as above, but thicker lip, and a horizontal "mouth"
c. https://goo.gl/dLd74j It's a N. Lady luck, ventricosa x ampullaria Fat red pitchers, lid flipped backwards. Found in "Bio-Domes
d. https://goo.gl/v11sHq It's a N. Miranda, x mixta x maxima Large, speckled pitchers. Large plant
e. Too small, or the pitchers are small and green? Wait for it to grow larger, then ID again. Many look similar when small

3. Does it have
a. Short leaves and grown in a rosette(small circle) ? Go to 6
b. longer, strap-shaped leaves. Go to 7
c. long, thread-shaped leaves. Go to 8

4. It's a typical unless noted otherwise. All dioneae with not tag should be regarded as a typical or 'unlabled'

5. Does it have...
a. Longer leaves, upright has a lid or "cap" Go to 9
b. Short and fat leaves leaning on the ground and/or has no "lid" Go to 10

6. It is either one of the following:
a. https://goo.gl/EZ7qSv Drosera aliciae little rosette of leaves
b. https://goo.gl/df11Pc Drosera spatulata little rosette of leave, has more of a "spoon" shape

7.Is either one of the following:
a. https://goo.gl/nbH7nt Drosera adelae sword shaped leaves
b. https://goo.gl/LvF25b Drosera aapensis strap shaped leaves

8. It's a filiformis!

9. It's one of the following
a. https://goo.gl/bnTKdj Sarracenia flava yellow, tall, trumpet-like pitchers
b. https://goo.gl/xDqKMg Sarracenia leucophylla white and green pitcherss
c. https://goo.gl/zj8Q6J Sarracenia x Cobra nest stouter pitchers, reddish, and wavy lids
d. https://goo.gl/W59VmX Sarracenia x Judith Hindle white and green, a bit of white in the pitchers
e. https://goo.gl/xmw0OX Sarracenia x Dana's Delight white and red pitchers
f. https://goo.gl/RZwpPz Sarracenia rubra greenish pitchers with veins that are reddish

10.
a. https://goo.gl/PuU80B Sarracenia purpurea venosa squat pitchers with wavy lid. Looks like a drinking horn
b. https://goo.gl/YitJsP Sarracenia x Scarlet Belle semi-upright pitchers, red and white, closed "lid"
c. https://goo.gl/Y3lXDd Sarracenia psittacina squat pitchers that look like lobster traps or parrots. White and greenish red pitchers
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By w03
Posts:  393
Joined:  Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:46 am
#281019
Nice guide! - I hope this gets stickied or something so it has better visibility.

Also don't forget about pings! I've personally seen P. x 'Titan', P. moranensis, and P. primuliflora in random garden stores, and I've also heard about P. moctezumae popping up here and there.
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