Cobra Lily

PLANT THURSDAY // This striking leaf is the carnivorous trap of the Cobra Lily (Darlingtonia californica). This unique species, named after its traps looking like a cobra rising to strike, occurs only in ultra pure serpentine streams in Northern California and Southern Oregon, USA often up in the mountains. Has anyone here seen them?_
Photo: the exceptional Adam Cross (we’re allowed to brag – he informs all our plant knowledge on the team!).