Re: CPs in Southern Florida

From: Michael Hunt (
Date: Mon Mar 08 1999 - 16:46:56 PST

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 19:46:56 -0500
From: "Michael Hunt" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg722$foo@default>
Subject: Re: CPs in Southern Florida

     First, thankyou Marc for your comments on the use of keikei paste.
     I have to agree that cp populations are sparse in much of central and
southern Fl. However, on the southwest coast three species of Drosera can be
found (intermedia, capillaris, and brevifolia) as well as some strange
(hybrid?) Drosera that most likely is just a D. capillaris. All of these are
common to abundant during wet times. I have found two species of Pingucula,
lutea and pumila. Again both common during wet seasons and absent this time
of year. Various species of Utricularia are common as well. Around Seabring
a couple rare colonies of Sarracenia minor exist. On the west coast
Sarracenia minor occur from Sarasota north and then northeast towards south
of Orlando. East and north of Orlando Fl S. minor becomes common. As far
south as the Ocala National forest S. flava can be found, but this is north
Fl at this point.
     Pennisular Florida is very dry during the spring, and its a severe
drought currently. The rainy season starts in June. Areas that boast high
populations of cp during wet times, most likely will have none now. Last
year this time it was very wet and while visiting a site in northern
Pinellas county with a recent wildfire the ground was covered with Drosera
and Pingucula for many acres, they were the only plants growing under the
burnt pines. More as a annual than a perennial.
Take care,
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>At 07:01 AM 3/6/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>Hi everybody!
>>For April / May I am planing a trip to Southern Florida.
>>I will go to Fort Lauderdale and from there to Key West, Naples and St.
>>I would be very thankful for all hints concerning CPs in this area.
>>Frank Gallep
>>(President of GFP, Germany)
>Dear Frank,
>As a South Florida resident, I must tell you that the places you mention in
>your email are generally too far south to find any cp's. I live in Ft.
>Lauderdale, and from here south to the Keys, you are not going to find much
>at all.
>I believe at the Northern most point in West Palm Beach county, I have
>heard of a few straggling Drosera plants. To see true cp's you really need
>to be in Northern Florida, this is where plants like Sarracenia, Pings and
>Drosera plants can be found.
>We are talking about a 6-8 hour car drive from Ft. Lauderdale.
>Marc I. Burack

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