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Scented Sundew

Drosera aberrans

Description:

This species of Sundew had a rosette of rounded short-stalked leaves with red tipped glandular hairs. Each rosette had a single large white 5-petaled flower which seemed larger large in relation to the rosette of leaves. An attractive little plant.

Habitat:

Spotted along sides tracks on compacted moss covered soil - Cardinia Reservoir Park.
A native of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria

Notes:

Also called tuberous drosera, lateral tubers are produced giving off daughters plants. This is an effective way of propogation as the plant is close to the ground and wind dispersation of seed is not possible. The plant produces very few flowers but open only one at a time.
Said to have scented flowers- will have a sniff next time ! http://www.tuberous-drosera.net/aberrans... Family: Droseraceae

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 months ago

Very nice. That's a massive flower for a sundew. The ones I've seen have been tiny by comparison. Great spotting and notes, Leuba.

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Aug 17, 2019
Submitted on Aug 21, 2019

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