Calflora
Taxon  Report   2616 
Darlingtonia californica  Torr.
California pitcherplant
Darlingtonia californica
© 2018 Saskia Raether
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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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Darlingtonia californica
© 2001 Steven Thorsted
Family: SARRACENIACEAE  
Genus: Darlingtonia
Communities:
Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: seeps, meadows, bogs/fens
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   4.1 (broad endemic / strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Chrysamphora californica
More information about  Darlingtonia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DACA5)

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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: Aug 19, 2018).

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