California Pitcher Plant, Cobra Lily (Darlingtonia californica).The leaves are the most remarkable part of the plant because they rise 2’ or more to form cobra-like greenish-brown hoods that attract insects. But the flowers are remarkable too. They stand on stems that are 3’ tall, rising separately from the leaves, the heads nodding. Sepals are conspicuous, yellowish-green, to 2” long. Petals are somewhat concealed by the sepals.
Photographed in the Darlington Wayside along the Oregon coast, north of Florence.
Oregon Coast, photo taken 14/5/2019 by Ron Berchin
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