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Round-leaved Sundew

Drosera rotundifolia

Plant Data

Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Droseraceae (Sundew)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
A small white flower that is situated on top of a long, erect, leafless stem. The stem rises from the centre of the basal rosette of leaves. Flowers have 5 petals.
Fruit:
Erect, ovoid, green capsules.
Leaves:
A carnivorous plant found in peat bogs. The leaves are arranged in a basal rosette and each leaf is round and sticky. The rosettes are yellowish-green, untoothed and are covered in numerous sticky red hairs. The Sundew plant uses these sticky red hairs to trap insects and feed on them.
Maximum Size:
10cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Not edible but in the past this flower has been used in herbal medicine.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Common Sundew, Roundleaf Sundew.
Habitats:
Bogs, fens, heathland, marshes, moorland, wetland.