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Plant Details

Drosera capillaris

Pink Sundew, Bog Sundew

Scientific Name:

Drosera capillaris

Genus:

Drosera

Species Epithet:

capillaris

Common Name:

Pink Sundew, Bog Sundew

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August

Growing Area:

Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pine savannas, other wet sandy or peaty sites. Common in NC Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

This carnivorous plant may be an annual or a short-lived perennial. Flowering stems lack glandular hairs.

Plants

image

Philip Semanchuk

Close up

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David McAdoo

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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