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  1. We all know they are deadly for insects that fall inside the pitcher. But I wander what is the situation in natural habitats. Does any animal (vertebrate) eat whole plants or part of plant, maybe flowers or fruits? Is there any known poisoning of human? Are pitcherplants useful for any medicine?
  2. I can show next signs for exterminating P. alpina and P. vulgaris if they are not in flowering time: http://www2.arnes.si/~sopjslat/mesojedke/mesojedk.htm (it is not in English but you will understand the pictures anyway ;). You can see the roots of P. alpina (the left one), which are strong, yellow, with one redish main root. They are present at wintertime also. The plant on the right is P. vulgaris, the roots are pale white tufted roots, absent in winter. When the plants stop flowering, you still can recognize P. alpina, its flower stalk is rough and in P. vulgaris is rounded. It seems they don't care much about the soil type. They grow on sphagnum or silica sand or limestone equally. I prefer one exposition on travertine stone, which is always in water and is covered with mosses. This seems to be just right one as evaporation of water lower temperature in summertime. They get sunshine only to 10 o'clock in the morning, later they are in shadow. The main trouble are blackbirds (Tordus merula), they use the plants for nests or maybe they eat winter hibernacula.
  3. Jure

    red alpina from today

    Nice to see the plant is in good hands Unofficially: I call it "Deep Purple" even it is not a clone but unique isolated population.
  4. I have next droseras in wintertime at 5 °C - 10 °C: D. slackii, D. graomogolensis and D. regia, they completely lose their upper parts. They are all growing from roots now but I'm always afraid they will not survive winter. I do lose some of them from time to time . Would it be better to grow those species on warmer place to keep leaves green all winter?
  5. Last year I bought a solar power water pump for ~ 10 € from GB. (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1311.R3.TR11.TRC1.A0.H0.Xsolar+water&_nkw=solar+water+pump&_sacat=0). The pump didn't work, but the panel produces enough power for 4 fans (from computer) at sunny days, maybe even more. I could get the panel even cheaper at alibaba.com (1,09 €) but didn't risk. It works without any trouble for one year now, every day.
  6. Thank you for your votes and many congrats to Vince! Great work indeed!
  7. Jure

    Utricularia ID

    I do not grow the plant. Photos were done by my friend in some hotel park in Sri Lanka.
  8. Jure

    Utricularia ID

    Could that be U. gibba? I have never seen such large vesicles.
  9. Jure

    Utricularia ID

    It is from Sri Lanka.
  10. Jure

    Utricularia ID

    Anybody knows this one? I got photos from a friend and can't tell anything more about the plants:
  11. Jure

    Smallest longifolia?

    Not so high (750 m) as chill. 1/3 of the year is cold, the rest is winter.
  12. Recently I have find a population of very small D. anglica (D. longifolia), ~100 m2. There are hundreds of adult plants, flowering, leaves lamina mostly smaller than 1 cm. Anybody knows for simmilar population?
  13. Looks like Euphorbia flanaganii.