Above board seed collection?

Jessi

Seedling
So I know collection from the wild is frowned upon in this community, which is totally reasonable! I do have a question however regarding seed collection in the interest of conservation? Say I know a patch of plants on the edge of a strip of cottages, which aren't in immediate danger but could become threatened very quickly. The patch isn't tiny, but one big dredging initiative or construction project could certainly wipe them out... what's my best bet for getting them cataloged? Can I become a registered collector in Ontario or is that something I need to talk to FishnWildlife about?
However it gets done, I'd sleep better at night knowing we had my local population in the vault...
 
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Hal

Carnivorous Plant Addict
Staff member
Collecting a few seeds isn’t out of line in my opinion. They won’t remain viable forever so your best bet would be to get them growing in a bog bed or pot outdoors.
 

Carson Hardy

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I am just one voice in all this:

In my opinion, harvesting some seeds is okay. Take some, not all. Take some from one plant, but, also sprinkle some of their own seeds around the mother plant. If there is only one plant with seeds, I don't touch it.

I have collected wild seeds, and shared them with other members. Hoping that the genetics have been added to the horticultural side, and therefore have less future pressures. Sometimes, they are free, other times they are a modest price for time to package etc.
 

Jessi

Seedling
thanks for the input folks! I believe I've seen drosera rotundifolia and intermedia as well as purps which all flower prolifically; so I may snag a few pods this summer and make up for it by dusting some others in ideal spots! my plan would be to share most of them, get the "eggs" out of "one basket" so to speak. not to mention the purps are gorgeous specimens, would make awesome show plants!
 
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