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Plant Details

Drosera intermedia

Spoonleaf Sundew, Water Sundew

Scientific Name:

Drosera intermedia

Genus:

Drosera

Species Epithet:

intermedia

Common Name:

Spoonleaf Sundew, Water Sundew

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial

Plant Family

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Savannas, ditches, pocosins, margins of pools or streams, often in standing water. Common in NC Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont and Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

This carnivorous plant may be an annual or short-lived perennial.

Plant

image

Philip Semanchuk
Brunswick County, Jun 2006

Plant with Bloom

image

Philip Semanchuk
Pender County, Sept 2008

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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