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Drosera rotundifolia var. comosa

Drosera rotundifolia L. var. comosa Fernald

Roundleaf Sundew

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)



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

Perennial herb that traps insects using a sticky liquid. The liquid contains a digestive enzyme that helps the plant extract the nutrients from the insect. The genus name Drosera means dew"", referring to the sticky droplets on the leaves (Andy Fyon).


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink


USA: CT , ME , NY , VT
Canada: NB , NS , ON

Additional resources

USDA: Find Drosera rotundifolia var. comosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Drosera rotundifolia var. comosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Drosera rotundifolia var. comosa


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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