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Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia Family: Droseraceae
Drosera rotundifolia     *     Round-leaved Sundew

Flowering time: June - August. Insectivorous perennial

Habitat: Threatened by habitat loss. Nutrient-poor, wet acidic heaths and sphagnum bogs in SW and W of England and in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The round leaves are covered with sticky hairs to trap small insects so they can be digested for nutrients to compensate for an acidic habitat low in nitrogen. Slender, hairless stalks support small white flowers with six petals. Flower stems 10-15cm.

Similar: Oblong-leaved Sundew, Drosera intermedia
The larvae of the plume moth Buckleria paludum feed on the undersides of the leaves, leaving trails of green frass


Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia       Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia


Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia


Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia
Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia
Studland, Dorset. June 2006 and September 2012

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