Re: A couple questions about the CP lists, etc.

Terry Bertozzi - 229112 (
Mon, 23 May 1994 14:36:39 +0930 (CST)

> > 5) Kind of off the subject: Has anyone ever seen florists use pitcher
> > plants in flower arrangements? I saw a flower arrangement recently
> > which looked like it had very tall, slender, hooded pitchers in
> > it--are any common enough that they could be used this way, or was
> > it likely some other plant that just had similar leaves?
> It was probably a pitcher plant and equally likely harvested from wild
> stands of them. When they are harvested they take all the pitchers
> leaving none for the plant which of course seriously damages and if done
> enough times kills it. So whenever you see them in an arrangement you
> can subtract one more Sarricenia from the few wild ones left. If anyone
> knows of cut pitcher plants being raised commercially please tell me
> about it I'd love to hear that they are leaving the wild ones alone.

A lover of dried flower arrangements was able to obtain some S.leucophylla
pitchers from one of our members which she prepared and included in an
arrangement at some dried flower show, or some such. I think she won!


Cheers Terry