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 (rare in GA Mountains)

Look for it in mountain bogs & fens, seepages slopes, vertical seepages on rock (in the mountains) or clay (as along the Little River in Sandhills of NC), northward also in Coastal Plain wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 092-01-003:
Drosera rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundleaf Sundew


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image of Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia

JK Marlow    jkm160503_293

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Found primarily in the Mountains, rarely disjunct eastward, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia

JK Marlow    jkm080924_003

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia

JK Marlow    jkm080924_006b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia

Steve Marlow    snm080928_004

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaf blades wider than long, suborbicular or reniform, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia

Steve Marlow    snm080928_004b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The glistening sticky secretion of glandular trichomes aids in insect catching, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia

Steve Marlow    snm080928_023

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

A tiny plant in a tiny crack.