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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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had never seen those carnivorous plants. Would like one in my garden for mosquito control. parking lot felt a bit unsafe, as a group of young folks were parked there and looked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

had never seen those carnivorous plants. Would like one in my garden for mosquito control. parking lot felt a bit unsafe, as a group of young folks were parked there and looked installed for the day. Approached us for cash.We hope law enforcement does regular drive bys.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Cobra Lily (Darlingtonia californica ) eats insects. Cleverly baiting them in with sweet nectar, the slippery sides cause the insect to fall into the digestive juices pool. The abundance of them here is terrific. It is a short walk from the parking lot to the viewing boardwalk.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a quick (<1 hour) stop and interpretive walk around the Darlingtonia californica growing around the boardwalk. The mechanism with which they retain trapped insects is weird and cool at the same time. There is no fee for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been going to this garden for years - it's so dry this year it's easier to get to the plants and watch the insects up close

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very interesting place to visit , I didn't know anything about these plants, and wasn't expecting to find them in this area.

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Carson City, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

May and June these pitcher plants have yellow flowers on them, so we visited at a great time. The sun shone through them, where you could see through the translucent bulbs of the plants. It was a short walk from the parking lot to view these, and there are additional trails if you wish to hike more. The greenery is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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

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