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by Makoto Honda
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Darlingtonia californica                                                                                                                                 © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved

High noon in northern California in August. On a bright sunny day, stately cobra pitchers stand against the blue sky.  A well-developed, fishtail appendage -- morphologically the tip of the leaf -- offers a convenient landing site for flying insects.  The appendage is also where the nectar secretionsis most abundant.

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