A well-kept boardwalk takes you on a short visit in the woods to beds of Darlingtonia Japonica carnivorous plants. Very relaxing and educational stop (with restrooms) to break your coast journey.
This is such a great opportunity to view a plant not commonly seen. If you catch it right in the spring you can see the blooms too. Year round interest - even in winter or the heat of the summer watching how they survive is really cool. I love this place, we stop almost every time we drive by. It's... 更多
These plants supplement their diet by eating bugs. It is wonderful that this place has been set aside and protected for the plants. It is so close to 101 and has a very easy to walk and short distance to pathway to view the plants. Makes for a nice leisurely stroll to see something that is one of a kind.... 更多
Dont miss this special place to see an endangered plant species. It will amaze you and you will not be prepared for what you will see! A very short stroll from the parking area, bathroom facilities available. The best part of the trail is on a well constructed boardwalk. Please be respectful of the plants and stay on the boardwalk... 更多
Have been traveling this section of the 101 for a couple of years and noticed the sign, but thought it was named after someone called Darling. Finally took the side road, and am now a tad more educated about this interesting plant. Nice short walk in the trees, good interpretive signage - now will have to go back at different... 更多
This was a nice stop over. The plants made for some nice photo ops and the short path to view them was appreciated. There is no fee, so it's just a nice little break in your day.
We've been here several times but always stop when we go by. It's a beautiful shady place with old trees and a short part. Once you see the pitcher plants you will understand why I find it so fascinating. They look like something from "Little Shop of Hoors". Even the kids were interested.
As part of a Road Scholar group, we visited the Darlingtonia State Natural Site. We probably would have passed it by on our own. It is worth a quick stop to say the amazingly thick bed of carnivorous plants. Also a good picnic spot.
Darlingtonia Natural Site is just north of Florence on Hwy 101. It doesn't take long to explore. Thirty minutes is plenty. Good parking lot and bathrooms. Picnic tables hidden away among tall old growth trees. Walkway is wheelchair accessible. Good self guided signs.