Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Drosera rotundifolia L. image
Photographer: Paul Skawinski           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

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Derek Anderson

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Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

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James R. Sime
Family Droseraceae
Drosera rotundifolia L.
round-leaved sundew
Drosera: Greek droseros for "dewy" referring to clear glutinous fluid on leaves
rotundifolia: Latin for "round leaves"
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Status: Native
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

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