Dionaea muscipula (Soland. ex Ellis)
flowers

Below is a comparison of the flowers of VFT cultivars that either I am growing or photos that others have graciously allowed me to use in this comparative display.


'All Green' (C.Clayton, Bailey & McPherson)

Note the 5 petals are more narrow than the typical VFT.


"All Red"

The flower below is from Laurent Duthion (permission granted). There are many all red clones. This particular flower is the only VFT flower that I have seen that has a red pistil and red veins in the petals. Normally, VFT petal veins are green or translucent.


"Atlanta"

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"B1" Plant from Brad Adler


'Big Mouth' (T.Camilleri)

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"Blood Red"

The flower below is from Ron Lane (permission granted).


'Clayton's Red Sunset' (C.Clayton)

Notice the red stigma.


"Creeping Death"


'Crested Petioles' (C.Clayton, Bailey & McPherson)

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"Cropped Tooth"

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


'Cross Teeth' (C.Clayton, Bailey & McPherson)

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


'Cupped Trap' (S.Stewart)


"Czech Giant"


'Dente' (D'Amato); Synonym for 'Dentate Traps' (B.Meyers-Rice) and 'Dentate' (D'Amato)

The 'Dentate' flower below is from Tim Ainge (permission granted).

The 'Dentate' flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).

The 'Dentate Traps' flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"Dingley Giant"

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"Dirk Ventham's Giant"; also called "G14"

The "G14" flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"Dutch"


"Fang"


"Fine Tooth and Red"


'FTS Crimson Sawtooth' (M.Miller, Bailey & McPherson)

The flower below is from Jonathan Kui (permission granted).
Notice the pink stigma.


'FTS Maroon Monster' (M.Miller, Bailey & McPherson)

The flower below is from Jonathan Kui (permission granted).
Notice the pink stigma and anthers.


'Fused Tooth' (D'Amato)

The flower below is from Ron Lane (permission granted).


"G16"

The flowers below are from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"Giant"

Note that there are 7 petals, of which 2 have a narrow attachment and 5 have a wider "normal" attachment.

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted). Note that this plant has the normal 5 petals.


"Giant Upright Burgundy Traps"


'Green Dragon' (M.Erbacher & M.Stoeckl)

Notice the red stigma.


"Hennings Giant"


'Jaws' (L.Song)


'Jaws' x "Petite Dragon"

None of the offspring resulting from this cross retained the red stigma of the "Petite Dragon" (small clone) pollen parent.


"Long Red Fingers"


'Low Giant' (C.Clayton, Bailey & McPherson)


"Megatraps"


'MK 1979' (M.King, Bailey & McPherson)

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


'Petite Dragon' (Ziemer)

This particular small clone was originally received as a 'Red Dragon', but has consistently stayed a small plant and has produced small traps. I have about 30 divisions (clones) of this plant and every plant produces a scape that splits into a double. This is the only VFT clone that I have that does this consistently. Note the red stigma.


'Petite Dragon' x 'Petite Dragon' (selfed)

The small clone described above was selfed. All of the resulting offspring produce a scape that splits into a double and have an intense red stigma.


'Petite Dragon' x 'Jaws'

None of the offspring resulting from this cross retained the red stigma of the 'Petite Dragon' (small clone) seed parent.


'Pink Venus' (C.Clayton, Bailey & McPherson)

Notice the red stigma. Also, notice that the flower has 8 petals rather than the normal 5.


'Red Dragon' (R.Gagliardo); synonym 'Akai Ryu' (R.Gagliardo)

The flower below is from the "original" 'Red Dragon' clone received from Brad Adler that he had obtained from Exotic Gardens. This plant is much larger. The flower has a much lighter pink stigma than the "Petite Dragon" clone above.

The flower below is from Ron Lane (permission granted). Note that the stigma is not red.

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted). Note that the stigma is red.


"Red Line"

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


'Red Piranha' (E.Read)

Notice the red stigma.

The flower below is from Trev Cox (permission granted).


"Red-Purple"


'Royal Red' (AUPBR 464)

Notice the red stigma.


'Sawtooth' (B.Meyers-Rice)

Notice the petal attachment is slightly more narrow than normal. The photo on the left was taken in 2005 and on the right in 2006.

The flowers below are from Trev Cox (permission granted). Left is the first flower that opened, right is the second and subsequent flowers.


"Triffid Traps"

Notice the petals are more narrow than normal.


"Vigorous"


"Viridis"

The flower below is from Thomas Straubmüller (permission granted).


'Wacky Traps' (B.Rice)


"Yellow"