Pink Sundew

This is one of my favorite little plants, the Pink Sundew. This is a carnivorous plant, and a pretty one at that.

Pink Sundew | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden
Pink Sundew | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden

Found in wet pineland areas or bogs… nice semi-wet muddy areas, they can spread or be in clusters. This tiny little plant is only around 1-2 inches in diameter and can easily be overlooked and stepped on!

Those shiny dewdrops on the tips of the plant is nectar, very sticky nectar. This is to lure insects to the plant. They do not fold like the venus fly traps, instead the insects fluids are dissolved by the plant.


Links:

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/drosera-capillaris/

http://www.wildsouthflorida.com/pink.sundew.html#.XHT9DfZFx9A

https://www.plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=DRCA2

 

 

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