Photographer: Paul Skawinski
Drosera rotundifolia L.
Drosera: Greek droseros for "dewy" referring to clear glutinous fluid on leaves
rotundifolia: Latin for "round leaves"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, reddish, insectivorous forb|
|Flower: ||white to pink, 5-parted, 1/2" wide; inflorescence a linear cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers that bloom from the top down, the tip nodding until the flowers open; blooms June-Sept.|
|Fruit:||light brown, shiny, long seeds|
|Leaf:||mostly in a basal rosette, stalked, roundish, wider than long, much shorter than the stalks, the upper surface with long glandular hairs to capture and digest prey|
|Habitat: ||wet; bogs, shallows, peaty ditches|