Taxon  Report   2616    
Darlingtonia californica  Torr.
California pitcherplant
Darlingtonia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (carnivorous) that is native to California and Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(567 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Darlingtonia
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

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

Habitat: seeps, meadows, bogs/fens

Communities: Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Chrysamphora californica
More information about  Darlingtonia californica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 05, 2020).