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Carnivorous Plants in the Wilderness
by Makoto Honda
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Darlingtonia californica                                                                                                                                 © 2009 Makoto Honda. All Rights Reserved

During the months of May through June, a spectacular floral display of "cobra lilies" can be seen throughout the colonies of cobra plants in California and Oregon. A field is often covered with hundreds of red corollas blooming in sheer exuberance, nodding in the spring breeze. A mild mountain slope with running water presents an ideal habitat for this remarkable species of the pitcher plant family.

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