North Carolina Wildflowers

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Droseraceae > Drosera (sundew)

Pink Sundew (Drosera capillaris) Pink Sundew (Drosera capillaris)
Bladen Co., NC
25 Mar 2007

Rare in the North Carolina piedmont but common in the coastal plain, Pink Sundew grows in low wet soils in pine savannas and other habitats.


Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006

Uncommon to locally rare in bogs and seepages in NC, usually associated with Sphagnum.

The sticky hairs trap crawling insects, which the plant then digests as a nutritional supplement.

Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
Quebec, Canada
6 Aug 2005

Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006

Common in the NC coastal plain (rare in piedmont), Spoonleaf Sundew grows in various wet habitats.

Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006

Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Brunswick Co., NC
18 May 2008

Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Brunswick Co., NC
18 May 2008

Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Brunswick Co., NC
4 Oct 2008
Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Pender Co., NC
13 Oct 2009
Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia) Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Pender Co., NC
13 Oct 2009

Note fimbriate stipules.

Spoonleaf Sundew (Drosera intermedia)
Washington Co., ME
8 July 2011

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Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.


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