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Sundews & Pitcher Plants

Drosera aliciae – The Alice Sundew is a native of South Africa and a good choice for novice gardeners, as it is not too demanding. The leaves remain an orange-green when left indoors but deepen to reddish-orange (with red tentacles) … Continue reading

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Venus Fly Traps II / Dionaea muscipula

Dionaea muscipula ‘Big Mouth’ (syn. ‘Red-Purple’, ‘Giant Big Mouth’) – The distinctive features of this Venus Fly Trap are very large traps (up to 5cm wide) that are produced on short leaves. It is easy to grow with traps often … Continue reading

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A Carnivorous Plant Sampler

Pinguicula primuliflora – The Primrose Butterwort is native from South Mississippi over to Florida and normally goes through a 3-4 month dormant period. Single blooms of white to pale lavender (with a white eye and yellow throat) are borne above … Continue reading

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Carnivorous Plants II

Sarracenia purpurea ssp. venosa – This subspecies is a southern native of Sarracenia purpurea and is found from New Jersey down to Louisiana. The pitchers are reported to be slightly more inflated, with broader wavy lids that can extend over … Continue reading

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Sundews / Drosera

Drosera binata – An unusual species of Sundew native to New Zealand and Australia with distinct forked, Y-shaped leaves. It generally produces large pure white five-petaled flowers borne on strong stalks. Despite its origins, this species may go dormant when … Continue reading

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Venus Fly Traps / Dionaea muscipula

Dionaea muscipula ‘Dentate Traps’ (syn. ‘Dentata’) – This Venus Fly Trap has unique short triangular trap spines without the typical hairs, which become more prominent with age. It was discovered in the mid 1970’s among a group of specimens collected … Continue reading

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Sarracenia / Pitcher Plants

Sarracenia x ‘Dana’s Delight’ – This hybrid Pitcher Plant is a cross between two species, Sarracenia leucophylla and S. willisii. The pitcher and hood are quite ornate with a green base and burgundy-red veining (sharply contrasted by white) on the … Continue reading

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