Drosera rotundifolia 

Round-leaved Sundew

Names and Myths

Drosera Dewy;

rotundifolia round-leaved

Natural history / Folklore

Glistening leaf hairs are covered with sweet highly scented goo, when an insect makes contact with the hairs additional goo is released and within 20 seconds the leaf rolls entrapping its meal.6,8 The insect is digested over the next few weeks providing nitrogen to the plant.


June- August  Small white flowers in an elongated one-sided cluster.  Basal rosette of reddish leaves with glandular hair cells. Bogs

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