Sunday, November 3, 2013

Geo 365: Nov. 3, Day 307: Blooming Darlingtonia
(right-click image here for size options) The day after we visited Newport and Otter Rock, we headed south down the coast, with our ultimate goal being the Josephine Ophiolite in northern California and southern Oregon. Our first stop was at Darlingtonia Wayside SP. Dana wanted to see if her readers could ID the plant by their flowers, which while quite colorful and pretty, are small, hang upside down, and as a result, not terribly easy to get a good look at. Her readers, incidentally, identified it hours before I even got in to Interzone and saw the post. She describes the situation more clearly here, and I wrote about the geological setting in the Geo 365 series earlier this year from a different trip.

Photo unmodified. May 7, 2013. FlashEarth location.

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