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Plant Details

Drosera brevifolia

Dwarf Sundew

Scientific Name:

Drosera brevifolia

Common Name:

Dwarf Sundew

Plant Family

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

.1

Light:

Full-sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

April - May

Bloom Area:

Mostly Coast

Habitat Description:

Pine savannas, other wet sandy sites, rarely in seepage over rock outcrops per Weakley.

Notes:

It's really hard to tell a very young D. capillaris from a D. brevifolia. Schnell's CPs of the US & Canada says, "[D. brevifolia] has a very short petiole and a wedge-shaped leaf tapering nearly back to the rosette center. The easiest identification marker for the beginner is the scape of D. brevifolia, which is gland-bearing, whereas the other two species with which it may be confused [D. capillaris and D. rotundifolia] have smooth scapes."

Plant

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© Philip Semanchuk

Flower

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Paynter, Wilmington, April 17, 2012

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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