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Leafy Sundew

Family Droseraceae, Drosera stolonifera

Description:

Erect plants to 40cm tall. The plants lure, capture and digest insects using stalked mucilaginous glands covering their leaf surfaces. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the soil in which they grow.

Habitat:

Growing on Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) forest floor in amongst leaf litter. Very common in the area. Outside Busselton Western Australia.


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Leafy sundew
Drosera stolonifera Drosera stolonifera


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10 Comments

Daniel Rowson
Daniel Rowson 6 years ago

No probs - thank YOU for the wonderful photos!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 6 years ago

Thank you for the ID Daniel, much appreciated!

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 6 years ago

Thank you so much Agnes!

Another winner, Andrea! <3 !!

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 6 years ago

Thank you Leanne and Mayra. They looked beautiful en masse.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Fascinating!!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Love!!!

AndreaLim
AndreaLim 6 years ago

Thank you Sandra and Olivia!

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 6 years ago

Lovely shot, Andrea!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 6 years ago

Nice picture Andrea ...

Andrea Lim
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -33.67, Long: 115.34

Spotted on Aug 27, 2010
Submitted on Mar 11, 2013

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