Re: Re: Drosera flower colours

dave evans (T442119@RUTADMIN.RUTGERS.EDU)
Fri, 27 Oct 95 22:28 EDT

> From: Peter Cole <carnivor@BUNYIP.DEMON.CO.UK>
> dave evans writes:
> >No D.rotundifolia w/ pink petals yet.
> I've had rotundifolia from local (Welsh,) stock produce pink petals
> this Spring in a dramatic change from the usual white. I'm still
> not sure why, but the extremely intense artificial lighting (at
> almost point-blank range,) might have had something to do with it.
> Slack (I think it was Slack,) mentions that there are consistently
> pink-petalled specimens to be found occasionally in North America,
> though I've never seen one before my own 'freaks'.

Hi Peter,

I have not read Slack's book but there's a good chance that the
plants he was writing about were hybrids with or were simply
D. capilaris, which has pink/reddish flowers. Would anyone
happen to know what part of North America these pink petaled
D.rotundifolia are supposed to be from? I'm not trying to prove
they don't exist but rather that they do.

Oh since Fernando started talking about Drosera flower colors
it has got my interest up. Could someone (most likely Jan)
help fill in this list?

Drosera Flower Color
filiformis lavender
var. tracyi ?
intermedia white
rontundifolia white
brevifolia ?
capilaris not sure of exact color
anglica ?
linearis (sp?) ?

Thanks, Dave Evans