The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Southern Spain in 2011

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Underage parent:
Those who grow Drosophyllum will probably find this photograph surprising. Plants should not flower until they are nearly a year old. Young plants that flower invariably die instead of producing fruit. In fact, premature flowering is a frequent cause for Drosophyllum death, often associated with the plants being grown too hot.

This plant seems to be doing just fine, and is recovering from its seed production--see the new leaves forming?

After I took this photograph, the wind shifted direction and picked up speed. What had been a relatively quiet hillside became very gusty and unsettled.

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Revised: June 2011
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