Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Splinter Hill Bog: Drosera spp.

A cluster of Drosera capillaris, the pink sundew.
In addition to several species of pitcher plants, we also saw two species of Drosera, commonly called sundews, on our visit to Splinter Hill Bog. Drosera has always been one of my favorite plant genera; there is something really lovely about their little pads that always seem to be glistening with dew (though of course, it's not dew... it's insect-trapping glue). The two species we saw are both new to me, though one closely resembles the northern species I'm most familiar with, Drosera rotundifolia.

Drosera capillaris
Drosera capillaris
Drosera capillaris in flower
Drosera tracyi, the Gulf coast sundew
Drosera tracyi trying its best to look like a fern

1 comment:

Michael Sundue said...

Maybe it is your favorite because Drosera has circinate vernation like most ferns!