Irish wildflowers




Oblong-leaved Sundew
Drosera intermedia
Cailís Mhuire
Family: Droseraceae

Flowering time: July-August. Perennial. Native.

Small white flowers on curving stalks laterally from basal rosette of leaves.
Narrow spoon-shaped leaves almost as long as flower stem, covered with
sticky red hairs. These trap and digest insects to supplement nitrate intake.

Locally frequent. Wet peat, bogs. Found N, W, SW. Absent in E of Ireland.

Similar: Great Sundew, D. anglica. Longer leaves, flower-stalks from centre of basal leaf rosette.
     
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