Byblis gigantea (Lindl.)


The plant above is from 22-year-old seeds that were from the 1979 ICPS Seed Bank. I discovered the seeds in a paper bag in the lunchroom refrigerator at my office. In spring 2001, I sprinkled the seeds on the surface of a wet mixture of equal parts Canadian milled sphagnum peat and silica sand in a glazed ceramic pot. Two days later, I put a handful of dry grass on top and lit it. The seed began to germinate within 35 days. The photo was taken on 4 September 03.