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California pitcher plant, Darlingtonia Californica
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California pitcher plant, Darlingtonia californica in a field

Credit: United States Forest Service, photo by Terry Miller.

In 1853, New York botanist John Torrey named this pitcher plant, first identified by botanist William D. Brackenridge in 1841 at Mount Shasta in California, Darlingtonia Californica, in honor of his friend, Pennsylvania botanist William Darlington.

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