Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Drosera linearis Goldie image
Photographer: Hugh H. Iltis           

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Family Droseraceae
Drosera linearis Goldie
linear-leaved sundew, slender-leaved sundew
Drosera: Greek droseros for "dewy" referring to clear glutinous fluid on leaves
linearis: linear
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Status: Threatened
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, reddish, insectivorous forb
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence a linear cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers that blooms from the top down, tip nodding until all the flowers open; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:black, oblong, pitted seeds
Leaf:mostly in a basal rosette, stalked, long and narrow, the upper surface with long glandular hairs to capture and digest prey
Habitat: wet; fens; in limy soil

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