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Drosera rotundifolia

Roundleaf Sundew

Scientific Name:

Drosera rotundifolia

Genus:

Drosera

Species Epithet:

rotundifolia

Common Name:

Roundleaf Sundew

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mountain bogs and fens, seepages slopes, vertical seepages on rock (in the mountains) or clay (as along the Little River in the Sandhills of NC), northward also in Coastal Plain wetlands. Uncommon in NC Mountains and Coastal Plain, rare in the Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

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 Status:

W6: Watch List: Regionally Rare (*Key)

Notes:

Carnivorous. Leaf blades are always green (never red like Drosera capillaris).

Plant

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Leaves

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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