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Sarracenia oreophila
Sarracenia oreophila  
Greetings Gentlemen,
Pitchers are forming on the Sarracenia oreophila from the odd leaves that were produced to compensate for that heat wave we had here in PDX a few weeks ago.  Is this natural?

Hi Kathy,

This is very normal.  S. oreophila and S. flava begin producing phyllodia in late June to early July and continue into Sept.  S. oreophila, however, will often produce late season pitchers that are shorter, stockier, and more colorful than the Spring pitchers.  Not all clones will do this, but many do.  Getting an occasional one that is half phyllodia and half pitcher isn't unusual.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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