Taxon  Report   2616    
Darlingtonia californica  Torr.
California pitcherplant
Darlingtonia californica
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Darlingtonia californica
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Darlingtonia californica
© 2018 Julie Kierstead Nelson
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
© 2018 Saskia Raether
Genus: Darlingtonia
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
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).