OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Drosera rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 092-01-003:
Drosera rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Drosera rotundifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Roundleaf Sundew


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image of Drosera rotundifolia, Roundleaf Sundew

JK Marlow    jkm160503_293

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Found primarily in the Mountains, rarely disjunct eastward, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Drosera rotundifolia, Roundleaf Sundew

JK Marlow    jkm080924_003

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Drosera rotundifolia, Roundleaf Sundew

JK Marlow    jkm080924_006b

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Drosera rotundifolia, Roundleaf Sundew

Steve Marlow    snm080928_004

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaf blades wider than long, suborbicular or reniform, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Drosera rotundifolia, Roundleaf Sundew

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, Roundleaf Sundew

Steve Marlow    snm080928_023

September    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

A tiny plant in a tiny crack.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (2/8/20):
Drosera rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 092-01-003:
Drosera rotundifolia   FAMILY Droseraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Drosera rotundifolia

 

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489

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in NC-SC, rare in GA

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

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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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