Wordless Wednesday 1-9-2011

by updated 2011/02/07

Venus Fly Traps

Darlingtonia californica

Will Sig
1 Binky

It looks like a sea of those plastic pink flamingos.

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2 Will

I should have had something in there for perspective. Those things were huge! Almost big enough to eat a flamingo.

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3 Natalie

I’ve never seen one of those before, very interesting.
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4 Anna

Wow, can they eat humans, at least bite us?
I would be scared to step in, lol.
Anna :)
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5 Sukhmandir Kaur

WOW Will this is spectacular, really that big, wonder what they are eating to be thriving in such numbers :) Guess it’s a good thing if they are consuming flies misquotes or other disease carrying insects that might otherwise be spawning a plague.

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6 Debbie

That’s a fantastic photo – never saw them before! Happy to meet another gardener – we will have to share garlic recipes! I am starting a recipe sharing linkup on Mondays – stop by!
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7 Beth F

Very cool.

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8 Comedy Plus

Wow I’ve never seen anything like this before. These are in California? I’ve lived here since 1969 and I’ve not seen these before.

Have a terrific WW. :)
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9 Will

Yes it is at a botanical wayside along Highway 199 between Grants Pass, Oregon and Crescent City, California.

If you have never done that drive you should plan a day to do it. The road follows the Smith River, possibly one of the most spectacularly beautiful rivers in the U.S.

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10 Comedy Plus

I’ll do that next time I travel north. It’s been a long while since I’ve visited family in Oregon. :)
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11 Comedy Plus

Hi Will – No you’ve not shared with me how to do comments a different way. Are they blogger comments is my question. :)
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12 Will

Here it is. I will also post it in a comment on your site or email you so you are sure to get it.

-Will

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13 John S. Mead

VERY cool WW post ..Love the pitcher plants! I’m amazed at how large they are!

Thanks for your comment on my WW… they are pear blossoms, but this species is an ornamental species and does not produce large pears…. the fruit produced on this species is slightly larger than a blueberry & only birds eat them.
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14 Tony McGurk

I’ve oly ever seen single ones in pots, never that many at once. I don’t know if I’d be game to get too close. MUNCH!!!

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15 Tony

I’ve oly ever seen single ones in pots, never that many at once. I don’t know if I’d be game to get too close. MUNCH!!!
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16 Elva

this is an amazing shot. i have never seen them in the “wild” before although i HAVE tried to grow venus fly traps and a variety of pitcher plants at home… sadly they always die. even if i feed them flies. i think the air is just too darn dry here. i’ve always been fascinated by carniverous plants though.

love the shot! thanks for sharing it!

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