OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Drosera brevifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Drosera brevifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 092-01-002:
Drosera leucantha   FAMILY Droseraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Sundew, Early Sundew


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image of Drosera brevifolia, Dwarf Sundew, Early Sundew

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.

image of Drosera brevifolia, Dwarf Sundew, Early Sundew

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdbrevifolia_pc6

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Drosera brevifolia, Dwarf Sundew, Early Sundew

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brevifolia_dwarf_3

April        

image of Drosera brevifolia, Dwarf Sundew, Early Sundew

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_brevifolia_dwarf_5

April        

image of Drosera brevifolia, Dwarf Sundew, Early Sundew

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 092-01-002:
Drosera leucantha   FAMILY Droseraceae

 

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488

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: pine savannas, other wet sandy sites, rarely in seepage over rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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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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