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Darlingtonia Californica

Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:24 pm

Darlingtonia Californica, also called the California Pitcher plant or the Cobra Lilly, is the sole member of the darlingtonia genus...

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:26 pm

It is native to Northern California and Oregon. They grow in bogs and seeps with cold running water and, due to its rarity in the field, it is designated as uncommon.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:27 pm

The leaves of the Cobra Lily are bulbous and form a hollow cavity, with a opening situated underneath a swollen, balloon like structure and two pointed leaves hanging off the end like fangs.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Unlike most pitcher plants, the Cobra Lilly does not make use of a pitfall trap, but rather lobster pot traps. Once inside, insects are confused by the large light speckles allowed to shine through the plant.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:30 pm

When they land, there are thousands of fine dense hairs that grow inwards, they can follow the hairs deeper towards the digestive organs, but they cannot turn around or move backwards to escape.



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