Calflora
Taxon  Report   2616    
Darlingtonia californica  Torr.
California pitcherplant
Darlingtonia californica
© 2001 Steven Thorsted
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Darlingtonia californica
© 2017 Cheryl Ballantyne
Darlingtonia californica
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Darlingtonia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (carnivorous) that is native to California, Oregon.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Darlingtonia californica
© 2018 Saskia Raether
Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 4.1; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Habitat: seeps, meadows, bogs/fens

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chrysamphora californica
More information about  Darlingtonia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DACA5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2018).

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