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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 year ago

Wow!This is fascinating!!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

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

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year 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 year ago

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

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year 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 a year ago

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

Machi
Machi a year ago

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

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

Carnivorous plant. Cool. Thanks Felix.

Felix Fleck
Spotted by
Felix Fleck

Western Australia, Australia

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

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