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Pimpernel Sundew

Drosera glanduligera

Description:

About 3cm tall. Endemic to Australia and one of the carnivorous plants. It use the sticky "tentacles" on its leaves to trap insects. The "tentacles" will curl over the prey once its reached the centre of a leave and triggered the mechanism.

Habitat:

Dry Eucalypt forest, mainly Marri and Jarrah.


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8 Comments

Hema
Hema a week ago

Wow!This is fascinating!!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a week ago

Great! I'll add the pics to that one, too.
Thanks!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

Awesome. I recently stumbled across a global mission for Wild Orchids too. It has quite a following. https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/856...

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a week ago

Thanks, Neil! I'll definitely add them.
Cheers.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

This is excellent, Felix. I've seen these sundews but never in flower. Amazing plants. Please consider adding this to the new mission for Australian native flowers and fruits. https://www.projectnoah.org/missions/240...

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice comments, Tukup and Machi! They're tiny works of art.

Machi
Machi 2 weeks ago

Wow! I've never heard of this one. The flowers really do look like pimpernel flowers! Cool find

Tukup
Tukup 2 weeks ago

Carnivorous plant. Cool. Thanks Felix.

Western Australia, Australia

Lat: -33.57, Long: 115.98

Spotted on Oct 2, 2011
Submitted on May 7, 2019

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