I mentioned this plant a few days ago and posted a picture of its flower. I said that I was unsure of its parentage but on checking back in the old records it turns out that this is Sarracenia purpurea x oreophila and it's an Adrian Slack cross from way back.
It's not a plant that impresses with its colour or veining or even its height. But it sits there with its great mouth agape awaiting the arrival of its prey, Boeing 747s These do not come to feed on the nectar too often so for the last 35 years or so Hercules has been somewhat hungry.
I'll recap the photos I posted recently.
2008 the green pitchers are an adult S rubra heterophylla
It just looks like it could use a little more direct sun on the back of its hood there Fred.
Was it positioned so that it was blocked from getting the intense 10am-3 pm sun?
With another look, of course it doesn't help that the pitcher's hood was pressed up tightly against the pitcher directly behind it, even forcing the hood to conform to the rear pitcher's shape, as it opened
Look at the two pitchers on the left in the second rank. Their left side (sunny side) is blushed red and the right side green with a straight dividing line down the back seam. Even the front left pitcher shows the effect on the hood but to a lesser degree.
dvg: Nuances are lost on the uninitiated...
Sept 15, 2021 14:24:02 GMT
dvg: ...where the Ys are worn notwithstanding, there is a lot to consider - inside out, upside down, turned backwards, at halfmast, waistband rolled in or out, the tilt, and all of the combinations and permutations of these subtleties and others not mentioned
Sept 15, 2021 15:33:54 GMT
dvg: It's a lot to take in
Sept 15, 2021 15:34:27 GMT
dvg: It's truly saddening to me that we've made headlines due to an inept and unaccountable provincial government, paralyzed by politics...
Sept 15, 2021 16:42:32 GMT
fredg: The ones that could see me emigrated. The house is still empty for some reason
Sept 18, 2021 19:06:46 GMT
stevebooth: I trust the ceremony was more successful where you are, out of the 30-40mm of rain the infallible Beeb promised, with possible dangerous levels of flood wate, I’ve had 3mm. A decent amount for a woodlice bath, but not enough to water much.
Sept 19, 2021 9:02:50 GMT
fredg: It's looking promising Steve
Sept 19, 2021 9:54:23 GMT
fredg: What we really need is an all-nighter though
Sept 19, 2021 9:55:16 GMT
stevebooth: Too true the bogs are at the lowest level for the entire year, I don’t really want to get the RO out.
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:04 GMT
stevebooth: The suns out here now and blue skies on the horizon
Sept 19, 2021 10:26:46 GMT