Darlingtonia californica

 

Cobra Lilly

 

Some Facts:

Carnivorous

Native to Northern California and Oregon

Grows in bogs and seeps with cold running water. To make up for these nutrient deprived soils the cobra Lilly creates its own nitrogen through consuming insects

Uses it's pitchers and leaves to attract and trap insects. Once the prey is inside the plant the exit hole will be closed by being curled under. Also insects get confused by the transparency, thinking they have a way out

Grows in colonies in the sun.

The plants can range from only an inch to around a foot and a half tall

Their root systems are just as complex as their leaves. They can regenerate after a forest fire but at the same time are very sensitive to high temperatures and will die back