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Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea in Switserland

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Hi everyone,

Here are some pics I shot last week in Switserland, at one of the purpurea locations in the Alps.

Please enjoy, and don't start to discuss about the thing that they don't belong there ;) There for is another topic.

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The plants are propagating very well. In the whole bog I had to watch my step...everywhere were seedlings growing. Also millions of D. rotundifolia where covering the ground.

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Also Pinguicula vulgaris was growing in the same bog. Not on the same place, the purpurea place is to wet for them I think...

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It was a fantastic experience to see this all, I really have to go to the US of America to see the other Sarracenia's in habitat!

More pics can be found on my website.

Cheers!

Ries

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It seems to be a very green population (apart from the seedling that will probably be greener when older). I wonder if red plants or even heterophylla plants will start to appear in a few generations?

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Hello :wink: !

Very nice Ries. Thanks for sharing.

It's amazing to see how the plants thrive.

François.

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..., and don't start to discuss about the thing that they don't belong there ;)

Looks not like a foreign species more a part of the native flora.

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Looks like a substantial population and as Alexis says, largely green. The colony may have been founded by a single individual, in which case the gene pool would be very limited

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The colony may have been founded by a single individual, in which case the gene pool would be very limited

Any ideas when the 1st plant(s) were introduced to the site? They've sure made themselves comfortable!!

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At this spot the plants are introduced in the 1890's.

Ries, do you mean the 1980's or the 1890's?

Friendly,

François.

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Do you need glasses? :shock: Lol just kidding!

Yes, I mean the 1890's. There are thousands of plants there, and if you take a better look to the size of the plants, then you can tell that it would be impossible that they were planted out just 16-26 years ago...

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