Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1967

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in pine savannas, other wet sandy or peaty sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 persistent sepals
5 persistent petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Drosera capillaris   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Drosera capillaris   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 092-01-005:
Drosera capillaris   FAMILY Droseraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pink Sundew, Bog Sundew


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JK Marlow    jkm0505q_37

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Plant is red in full sun and up to 2" in diameter. — Patrick McMillan

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JK Marlow    jkm0505t_0709

May    Williamsburg County    SC

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Kevin Adams    kcadroseracapillaris_27

May        NC

Croatan National Forest

Leaves obovate to spatulate, petioles equal to or slightly longer than blades, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Kevin Adams    kcadroseracapillaris_w10

May    Brunswick County    NC

Green Swamp

Petioles not filiform, less than 2cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcapillaris_moultrie2

May    Berkeley County    SC

Lake Moultrie

Flowers borne on a 1.5-9" threadlike scape that lacks gland-tipped hairs, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.