Round-leaved Sundew

Round-leaved sundew

Name: Round-leaved Sundew

Scientific name: Drosera rotundifolia

Category: Flowers

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About: This tiny, slender bog plant is most often found at the shores of bog pools but also lives on wet heaths and moors.

How to identify: The round leaves, covered in red hairs, are arranged at the base of the plant in a rosette. The white or pink flowers ( which appear in summer time) bloom at the top of hairless stems.

Where: Common in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales. Grows in England but mainly in the Southwest and Northwest.

Fantastic fact: This plant is insectivorous which means that it actually eats insects!

Photograph credit: Vicky Nall


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