Cobra lilies are a favourite subject of mine (previous posts: January 23, 2007 and April 21, 2010). The 2007 entry has a decent write-up about the species, so please visit there for additional reading.
Today’s photograph is dedicated to Norm Jensen, who recently passed away. Among his many qualities, Norm was an avid plant enthusiast and photographer, particularly for the flora of the Siskiyous (where one can find Darlingtonia). Norm sent me an email about something I had written on BPotD several years ago (he commented on BPotD once in a while), and that led to fairly frequent email correspondence between us about plants in the Siskiyous. In 2010, he shared his enthusiasm for an afternoon with a botanical tour group I led to the area, and everyone was delighted with his knowledge and friendliness. Here’s to you, Norm.