VFT morphology

Seos mac Carthaigh (Seosamh.macCarthaigh@UCG.IE)
Fri, 25 Mar 1994 15:37:06 +0000 (GMT)

I spotted some VFTs for sale in a shop the otherday. They were is very small
clay pots standing in a tray of water.

The plants were real monsters. The leaves were broad, and thick, and wavey at
the edges, about 2 inches long, they were also a much darker green than any I
have seen before. The traps were almost a inch long, deep and very red inside.

I would hesitate to put the ole fingers too close! I have grown VFTs for quite
a few years but none of my plants look any thing like these. Is there usually
such a difference in morphology, or might these plants have been treated in
some way?. They were all single plants - no sign of crowns dividing.

The other monsterous thing about them was the price!

The tuberous Droseras I discovered I had a few weeks back are flowering.