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Oblong-leaved Sundew, Drosera intermedia Family: Droseraceae
Drosera intermedia     *     Oblong-leaved Sundew

Flowering time: July-August. Insectivorous perennial

Habitat: Occurs on bare, damp peat on acidic heaths and in shallow bogland pools. Can be locally frequent on damp heaths in S and SW England and in western Ireland and Scotland.

Small white flowers are carried on curving stalks which rise laterally from below the basal leaf rosette. The narrow spoon-shaped leaves are almost as long as the flower stems, and are covered with sticky red hairs which trap and digest insects to supplement the plants nitrate intake.

Similar: Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia


Oblong-leaved Sundew, Drosera intermedia


Oblong-leaved Sundew, Drosera intermedia
Oblong-leaved Sundew, Drosera intermedia
Studland, Dorset. September 2012

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