Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Annual/Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in pine savannas, other wet sandy sites, rarely in seepage over rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring
White or tinged w Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-merous
5 persistent sepals
5 persistent petals
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Drosera brevifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 092-01-002:
Drosera leucantha   FAMILY Droseraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Sundew, Early Sundew


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picture of Drosera leucantha, image of Drosera brevifolia

JK Marlow    jkm060423_112

April    Berkeley-Charleston Counties    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Leaves obovate to spatulate, cuneate, 7-16mm long including indistinct petiole, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Drosera leucantha, image of Drosera brevifolia

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdbrevifolia_pc6

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

picture of Drosera leucantha, image of Drosera brevifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brevifolia_dwarf_3

April        

picture of Drosera leucantha, image of Drosera brevifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brevifolia_dwarf_5

April        

picture of Drosera leucantha, image of Drosera brevifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brevifolia_dwarf_7

April        

The flowering scape of D. brevifolia has gland-tipped hairs, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.