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Sarracenia 1
Sarracenia 1  

Sarracenia 2
Sarracenia 2  
Hi, could you be so kind to help me to identify these Sarracenias? Thanks in advance!
Alejandro

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Hi Alejandro,

The first one looks like a type of Sarracenia flava atropurpurea hybrid of some kind.  Because of the thin pitchers and the appearance of the smaller pitchers I would say it's a hybrid with Sarracenia rubra gulfensis which could easily be a natural hybrid.

The second is definitely a type of S. x excellens (Sarracenia leucophylla x Sarracenia minor).  This one you have really looks like a cultivar called "Loch Ness" which was originally produced by Adrian Slack in England back in the 1970's.  Adrian Slack wrote two books on carnivorous plants, was the owner of Marston Exotics nursery.  His information was what turned me around into being successful with carnivorous plants back at a time when most of the available information in the US was nothing but myth and misconceptions.  I still refer back to his books to this day.

Here's a very good resource for ID that I use often:  http://www.cpphotofinder.com/

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest
http://www.growcarnivorousplants.com

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