This year, the first flower belongs to a clone of Sarracenia flava var. rugellii that I picked up at Triffid Park some years ago. Its not the plant Triffid Park sell as ‘cut throat’ (that clone has never grown for me – it looks good in their nursery, but on the two times I’ve tried it, the plant doesn’t pitcher the following season), but one that I’ve not seen before or since in other collections. Apparently, Triffid Park regularly buys plants off growers in the VCPS, so it seems this clone is from one of those acquisitions. It differs by having an incredibly tight column on the pitcher, so I’ve always labelled it as ‘Triffid Park tight throat’. Here’s some photos of it in previous seasons:
I’m not sure if the veining at the base of the lid disqualifies it from being a rugellii though… but at any rate, its a beautiful plant and a strong grower.