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Pale Sundew

Drosera peltata

Description:

An insect trapping plant, found near other Drosera sp. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/685... eucalyptus forest clearing, stony steep slope facing east. The flowers in the third photograph are just about to open.

Habitat:

eucalyptus forest clearing, stony steep slope facing east

Notes:

A perennial herb grows to about 50cm, lower leaves spoon shaped, pale green in flat rosette, stem leaves round with tow acute lobes, peltate. Flowers white or pale pink. Wide spread in damp places.

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1 Comment

James33
James33 8 years ago

You have at least 2 Drosera spp. here. Climbing Sundew (D. macrantha ssp. planchonii) and Tall Sundew (D. auriculata). The diagnostic feature of D. peltata - hairy on the back of the calyx - is not visible and I suspect this ID is incorrect.

Aonach_Eagach
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Spotted on Jul 15, 2011
Submitted on Jul 15, 2011

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