Grass Pink Orchid
(Calopogon tuberosus) growing in background
Tyler Co., Texas
18 May 2013
Sandhills Game Lands, Hoffman, NC
First day open. Garden plant.
ssp. wherryi, I think. First day blooming. Garden plant.
Pale Pitcher Plant
Pitcher Plant Trail
Big Thicket Preserve
6 October 2002
Mature pitchers 4-6 inches long, 1-2 inches wide at mouth. Yellow-green leaves with red veining. Flowering stalks generally 12-18 inches tall. Upper parts of flowering structure (sepals?) are initially greenish yellow, turning to bronze with prolonged exposure to sunlight; lower part of flowering structure (petals?) generally remain greenish yellow.
Plants are common throughout the sphagnum mat, but are most prominent in the open sections.
A Purple Pitcher Plant at Nicholas Farm Management Area.
Second or third day open. Don't have their characteristic "cat pee" smell yet. (other species smell better)
First day open. S. flava soon to follow.