Irish wildflowers

Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia
Photographs: County Cork

Round-leaved Sundew
Drosera rotundifolia
Drúchtín móna
Family: Droseraceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native.

Small white flowers, 6-petalled, hairless stalks. Round leaves on horizontal hairy stalks, covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects. Height: 10-15 cm.

Can be locally abundant on wet acid heaths and sphagnum bogs but is increasingly threatened by habitat destruction.

Hybridises with Oblong-leaved Sundew, D. intermedia

     


Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia       Round-leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia
Round-leaved Sundew. Ballingeary area, Co.Cork. August 2008

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