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Drosera brevifolia Pursh
Dwarf sundew, Spatulate-leaved sundew
Synonym(s): Drosera annua, Drosera leucantha
USDA Symbol: DRBR3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
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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
Record Last Modified: 2013-10-24
Research By: TWC Staff