Native Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Search native plant database:

Drosera capillaris (Pink sundew)
Fannon, Carolyn

Drosera capillaris

Drosera capillaris Poir.

Pink sundew

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)


USDA Symbol: DRCA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)

The Pink Sundew is a member of the sundew family (family Droseraceae). Sundews are carnivorous herbs, mostly of acidic bogs, with flowers in a raceme or openly branched clusters.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , SC , TN , TX , VA

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 for map of regions.

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:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-25B Collected 2010-07-25 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
LBJWC-1039 Collected 2007-06-07 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter1996 VOL. 13, NO.2 - Annual Wildflower Days Festival, Wildflower Center Hotline, The Visitor Experien...

Additional resources

USDA: Find Drosera capillaris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Drosera capillaris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Drosera capillaris


Record Last Modified: 2013-10-24
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back