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I was researching the next to find examples of both the Darlingtonias as well as the other cobra plant that has the bad smell to attract flies, and all I could find is an article like this: which sounds like they are the same plant.

Are they the same plant or is there a different species, and I just haven't found it in the web yet?

Hi John,

Here lies the problem with common names for plants.  They are not the same plant.  I prefer to use the term Cobra Plant when referring to Darlingtonia californica, which is a true carnivorous plant.  They are not a lily or even vaguely related to them.  Here's the other group of plants that shares this name:  These are Jack-in-the-Pulpit relatives, and they are not carnivorous.  This plant family is much more closely related to lilies, and is a woodland wildflower.

Hope this helps.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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