West Highland Flora

Great Sundew


Drosera anglica

 

Drosera anglica

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Sligachan, Skye
Top leaf blade c 2 cm long

Frequent in peat bogs

Flower diameter c 3-5 mm (no flower pics yet).  Leaf-blade up to c 3 cm x 1 cm.  Leaf-stalk up to c 10 cm.  Flowering stem usually no more than 20 cm tall.

ID: Large specimens easily told from Oblong-leaved Sundew which has leaf blade c 1 cm long or less.  Small specimens need more care, see Oblong-leaved Sundew for points of difference.  Presence of seeds rules out Hybrid Sundew which is sterile.

Other features: Leaves normally narrower than Oblong-leaved and Hybrid S, often strap-shaped.  Leaves held well above the ground, generally closer to vertical than horizontal.

 

Drosera anglica

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Sligachan, Skye
Stem c 9 cm long

  Drosera anglica

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Aug 2002 Sligachan, Skye
Stem c 9 cm long


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