Thursday, December 14, 2006

Little Darlings

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Aren't they sweet? Looking for all the world like heads bowing in adoration... for eachother. These are Darlingtonia and they live in a pot set about 4 inches into my half-barrel water pond which receives south-west sunlight.

Don't be deceived by their amorous aspects. Also known as Cobra Lily, these guys are carnivores, trapping unwary insects through an opening under their hoods. Once an insect enters, it cannot escape and is consumed by the plant.

Native to the Northern California mountains and Oregon, they are hard to cultivate outside their native habitat. I feel lucky to have such a collection of these creatures in my yard.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How beautiful Christine