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Drosera brevifolia Pursh
Dwarf sundew, Spatulate-leaved sundew
Synonyms: Drosera leucantha, Drosera annua
USDA Symbol: DRBR3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Sundew is an insectivorous plant with a unique way of catching its prey. The paddle-shaped leaves of the sundew form a rosette at the base, greenish to reddish and densely covered on the upper surface with hairs exuding a clear, sticky liquid which attracts and traps various kinds of insects. There are several flower buds at the end of a single, delicate stem, 4–5 inches tall, and they open one at a time. They have 5 pale pink petals, 3/8 inch long and almost round.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
AL , AR , FL , GA , KS , KY , LA , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA USDA Native Status: L48(N)
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MSStengl Biological Research Station
- Smithville, TX
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Record Modified: 2010-12-29
Research By: TWC Staff