Hey folks, Glad somebody was able to see the pics. I'm still not sure what everything is but I think there are more than I have found so far. Several of the pictures are from The butterfly house at the University of Florida's museum, in Gainesville, but all the cp pictures are from the bog. The rainbow is from the 5th floor balcony of the Costa del Mar, where we stayed in Ormond Beach, just before we came home. I hope these pics of cps will show up. G'day, G
Last Edit: Oct 11, 2007 23:09:30 GMT 7 by bogbaron
Good afternoon folks, I was in the woods Saturday and ran across a form of sundew I had not seen before. I also found another small patch of sarracenia in bloom, some of which had yellowish colored flowers and some traps which appeared to be yellowish on the inside. Is this drought related or some rare variation? I don't know but the photos are at groups.yahoo.com/group/boggarden/ I think. Enjoy and keep growing, George
Hey T&M, I have more trouble sharing my photos. Computer literate I am not. The group sign up shows your information which may not be what you want. I didn't see you as a member of the group which maybe why you couldn't view the pics. There are some good ones and several are interesting but I did put more on there than I needed to. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to you can send an email and I can invite you to join the group and then you can view the pics or I could send the pics by email or try joining again. I had a picture of one with a yellow flower that Barry Rice and some other fellow thought looked normal and maybe it is but it sure looks yellow to me. There sure was a lot of bikers at the beach this weekend for the Thunder Beach weekend celebration. That kept me out of the woods but I'll go for sure this weekend. Keep growing and have fun, Boghead George
Good afternoon all, The rain came and the creek has risen and flows across my bog. Closer to the creek there are a couple of areas which usually are underwater but several weeks ago they weren't underwater and on the east side of the trail there are hundreds of sundews where there is usually water. Now that the rain has fallen many of the sundews are underwater. These sundews have a stalk which supports the traps and seem to be alright. Do they need their heads above the water? Are the stalked ones more rare than the round flat ones? More questions to come and thanks in advance, George
Last Edit: Oct 11, 2007 23:29:06 GMT 7 by bogbaron
Hi George, Sorry it took so long to respond. We have been busy all weekend and at the end of last week filling orders and taking care of our local folks. I remember you had a question about the yellow rosea flowers, and Michelle had a chance to quickly take a look at your photos. The yellow part of the flower you are referring to is the flower base with sepals. The "pink" or rose colored part of the flowers are the petals, which hang down like little curtains, and are dropped after about a week. Once the delicate petals are shed, you are left with the husky seed pod bearing part of the flower. Like Barry said, these are normal to be yellow or bronze in color. Now it will be interesting to see how much seed will result. The pods should burst in fall. It is completely normal for the sundews to become submerged with the late spring, early summer rains. Once the water levels drop and the ground is reduced to utter sogginess, they will come back quicky. We will email you thru our Sunbelle email address again. Sorry about the delay. Lots going on! -Trent
Gracious Good Morning, I hope everyone had a good weekend. I managed to get back in the bog and found numerous sundews and another patch of parrot pitchers, although they are poorly developed and the flowers are smaller, and more trumpet sarrs. Almost everywhere the ground is low these plants seem to pop up. Conditions must be close to right around here. I'll quit worring about them so much and just enjoy what nature offers. I thought it was past time for new blooms but several of the sarrs are sprouting new buds. Maybe it is a light related issue. Ours is not to reason why ... , so I'll just enjoy the show. Thanks again Trent, see you when you get a chance, George
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2007 21:35:53 GMT 7 by bogbaron
Good morning folks, I think I have found a small group of sarracenia minor near the creek. They are small compared to the leucophyllas but that is no real surprise, the surprise was finding them at all as I thought they did not grow in this area. Nature is wonderful and full of beautiful surprises. I think I found some llamas also but not on my property. they are a little over a mile away. The hunt starts for the helioamphoras next. Have a good day all, George
Post by primitivefarmer on Aug 1, 2007 0:48:38 GMT 7
It has been over a year since I started this thread. I am still worried about the survival of these cps and I still can't seem to post the photos I would like to show. The construction and drought continue and the creek has quit flowing through my property. The cps are still there but they are not showing signs of good health. I'm not sure if I still have what is technically called a bog or not.The llamas or alpacas are still there but I haven't found any helioamphoras. We may need a few hurricanes to restore the water table to its previous levels but I won't wish for them. If anyone thinks they would like to see a bog in demise get in touch and we might be able to arrange a field trip. Have a nice day all, George
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Hi George. The plants on your property are Sarracenia, not Heliamphora. I saw the pics you emailed me. It's good to know that you have S.purpurea on your property. It is becoming increasingly rare in that part of the panhandle.
Post by primitivefarmer on Aug 1, 2007 22:30:39 GMT 7
Good morning Manny, Good to hear from you. I realize I have no helioamphoras. That was a reference to finding llamas or alpacas, I'm not sure which they are, right around the corner from my property. Since llamas are from South America and the helioamphoras are too. I was suggesting that since I had found llamas I might find helioamphoras. It was more an attempt at humor. The possibility of their presence is slim to nonexsistent although stranger things have happened I'm sure. Like the colony of vft's near Tallahassee. There are still hundreds of purpurea, psittacina, luecophylla, several bunches of flava and a few minors throughout my property. There are thousands of sundews, intermedia and capillaris, and one fellow said he thought he saw breviflora, whatever that is. There might even be butterwort if I didn't misidentify the flowers. The purpurea I guess are the rosea variety. Have a nice day, George
Post by primitivefarmer on Aug 6, 2007 22:01:33 GMT 7
In reference to being technically a bog it has been suggested that what I have maybe a short tree pocosin. I don't really know what I have. Back in 1989, on the Amfish in the Gulf of Alaska as the freezing waves were breaking over the gunwale, I offered to sell a fellow, who said he likes the water but not the cold, some Florida swamp land. It was plenty wet with water standing on a large portions of the property with brush and trees thoughout so I thought it was a swamp. When I started finding plants typical to a bog I thought a bog was what I had but now with the drought continueing and the creek dried up it doesn't look like swamp, bog or pocosin. I still don't know what I have but the cps still grow. How much longer they can survive these dry conditions I don't know. Fifty miles west I've found similar plants in similar conditions. Wetlands which once had standing water now appear high and dry. Road construction and drainage ditches have helped to dry up the wetlands in a lot of northwest Florida where demand for houses stimulates new constuction. I guess it is a good thing that cp seeds can often stay viable for five years or so. Hoping for rain in Florida, George
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