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Drosera capillaris (Pink sundew)
Cressler, Alan

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.


From the Image Gallery

24 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 14 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Usually pink, sometimes white.


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 on display at the following locations:

Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-25B Collected 2006-07-24 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
LBJWC-1039 Collected 2007-06-07 in Hardin County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

2 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1996 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 Modified: 2023-02-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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