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Drosera filiformis

Threadleaf Sundew

Scientific Name:

Drosera filiformis

Genus:

Drosera

Species Epithet:

filiformis

Common Name:

Threadleaf Sundew

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Margins of natural pools in pinelands, especially clay-based Carolina bays. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Carnivorous.

Plant

image

David McAdoo

Bloom

image

Philip Semanchuk
Bladen County, May 2007

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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