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Darlingtonia State Natural Site

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Address: US 101, Florence, OR
Phone Number: 800-551-6949

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Fun among the carnivorous plants

If you are a plant lover, this tiny gem is for you. See these carnivorous plants in natural surroundings, in this little enclave of a perfect habitat. Watch for the signs to it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are a plant lover, this tiny gem is for you. See these carnivorous plants in natural surroundings, in this little enclave of a perfect habitat. Watch for the signs to it on the way up or down US 1 between Florence and Yachats. Easily missed but a great rest stop (they have bathrooms!) and wonderful short boardwalk among... More 

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Port Orford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This natural habitat for the Darlingtonian cobra lilly - a carnivore plant - is fascinating and right off the road. It's definitely worth a 20 minute stop to wander the fen where they grow and enjoy an interesting oddity of nature.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Stopped to shoot the cobra lilies (pitcher plants), which are fascinating, but the scene just wasn't very photogenic. Could have been the weather. Certainly worth stopping at if you have never seen pitcher plants, especially large ones.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Few miles north of town, just off 101, then take a short walk to a boardwalk surrounding an area of these "cobra" insect eating plants but you dont see any insects being eaten. There were two rangers there to answer questions. Worth a quick stop.

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Newberg, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Seeing the Darlingtonia plants was really interesting and worthy stopping for. It is right off Hwy 101 so really convenient. I could be a nice place for a picnic, too, and there is a toilet there. However, it was just an average wayside. Interesting, but nothing spectacular. Glad I stopped.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you have never seen the carnivorous 'Pitcher plant', here is a fine opportunity to see them. This site has been set aside by the state for many years, I first saw it while in a college botany class in the 1970's. Some maintenance work has been done to keep the site accessible to the public, such as the raised... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What an unusual place!! A short trail and a boardwalk take you out to a "field" of these unusual bug eating plants! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself!! So if you are on 101 in Oregon - check it out. Its definitely weird!!

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a large site with a ton of "pitcher" plants. These are plants that eat insects by luring them into it's deep throat filled with fluid. I don't think I've seen so many in one place before! Worth a stop and photo opportunity. Unique site to visit.

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Vail, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'd stayed with family near Eugene the night before, so stopping after an hour to see this wasn't really necessary. It was an OK stop, but left me wanting to get back on the road and keep heading north up the coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This site is a must see. The Darlingtonia is an amazing plant and also very rare, don't miss it. It's a little hard to find so be sure to be on the lookout about 5 miles north of Florence

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Address: Address: US 101, Florence, OR
Phone Number: 800-551-6949
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Florence

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