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Drosera Sundew (carnivorous plant)

Drosera sp. (most likely D. hookeri)


Sundews are a rosetted tuberous species in the carnivorous plant genus Drosera. There are five species of Drosera that have been documented in this national park - all of which are endemic to Australia. My first encounter with the species, although I've yet to find a common name.


Spotted growing in thin sandy granite soils and accumulated leaf litter amongst rocks (at current water level) on Bald Rock Creek, along the Junction Track in Girraween National Park. Freshwater creek. Sunny aspect, although subjected to extreme conditions - freezing cold (sometimes snow) in winter, and intense heat in summer. Area also subjected to torrential flooding during heavy rains. Surrounding bushland dry eucalypt forest.

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Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jun 26, 2015
Submitted on Jun 29, 2015

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