Photo of the Day: Darlingtonia

Darlingtonia californica

These beauties are fine specimens of Darlingtonia californica, a.k.a. the California pitcher plant or cobra lily. While the plant itself is rather rare and hard to grow, it grows in coastal Oregon and Northern California in peat bogs. These lovely darlings can be seen very easily by a short (let’s say 5 minutes total loop) walk off the side of Highway 1 at the very small Darlingtonia State Natural Site, a small wayside that is actually a state park. It’s worth a look if you are near Florence, Oregon. In the filtered light of the bog, these beauties just about glow.

Metadata: f/4.1, Speed 1/25

Advertisements

~ by glasslajora on April 11, 2011.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: