Sundew

Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Species: indica
Main Flower Colour: Pink

Description

A trap for unwary insects. Widely distributed through northern Australia in damp areas. Elongated leaves, curled when young, with long sticky hairs. Leaves may be reddish or green and 5 petalled flowers vary in colour from white through orange and pink.

Flowering start in March and ends in September.

Identification

The main flower colour is pink. Grows in poorly drained/damp places. Leaves equipped with sticky hairs used to trap insects.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/3103

Created: 01 Apr 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 14 Jun 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

NOK - Northern Kimberley

Specifics

The green plants were seen growing along the edges of ephemeral lakes near Lake Caroline, Simpson Desert. The red plants were from the Mitchell Plateau.

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