Florence, Oregon: Carnivorous Plants

The Cobra Lilly grows only in this part of the world. Visible from a special parking lot and walkway. Don't lean too close with your camera...

Darlingtonia State Wayside Park

Address:
Mercer Lake Rd, Florence, OR
Directions:
Hwy 101 North of Florence, OR. One block off of the main road on Mercer Lake Rd. to Darlingtonia State Wayside Park on the right.
Admission:
Free.
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Carnivorous plant.

Carnivorous Plants

The Carnivorous Plants are easy to find once you turn off the highway. Has a bathroom there.

[Jay Lujan, 08/03/2020]

Carnivorous Plants.

Carnivorous Plants

This is easy to miss. Keep your eyes peeled, but when you do find it the beauty and seclusion is breath taking.

[R.F.F.R., 08/27/2018]

Carnivorous plants enjoy supping in peaceful surroundings.

Darlingtonia Wayside sign.

Carnivorous Plants

Went for a short stop. The insect-eating plants weren't in bloom but still beautiful! We were the only ones there too.

[Harmony, 09/03/2014]

Carnivorous plants.

Carnivorous Plants

Darlingtonia Californica, or the Cobra Lily, is a carnivorous plant that only grows in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The plant basically lures insects in and then eats them. You can't really watch it happen, but they are unusual looking plants with a great story.

This is a super short stop too. This is one block off of the highway and a one minute walk from the parking lot. They bloom March to June, and in July some were still blooming. Weird looking thing too.

[Jody Day, 07/20/2008]
Carnivorous Lilies

About 4 miles north of Florence, Oregon, is the Darlingtonia Waystation. Darlingtonia are cobra lilies, a carnivorous plant that rather resembles a cobra. They are indigenous to the area, and this bed was saved when the pacific coast highway was put in. There are wooden walkways, picnic tables and helpful signs. It isn't quite manmade, but without the boardwalk, it'd be pretty messy taking a looksee. A little creepiness in an idyllic setting.

[Marthaguag, 07/10/1997]

Nearby Offbeat Places

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In the region:
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