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Drosera intermedia Hayne

Family Name: Droseraceae
Common Name: Spoonleaf Sundew, Oblong-leaved Sundew
Full Sun: 6-8h Lots of Water Herbaceous


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Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
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Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Native Distribution Eastern North America, Europe, Guyana

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Non-tuberous, rosette-forming carnivorous plant up to 20 cm high.
Foliage The oval, elongated leaf is up to 10 mm long and 5 mm wide. The upper surface is covered in red glandular trichomes. The petiole (or leaf-stalk) is hairless, up to 4 cm long and round/ oval in cross-section.
Flowers White, 6 mm wide flowers occur in a cluster of up to 20 on a single stalk known as a scape. The flowering stem (about 5 cm tall) is uniform in width throughout and originates below the leaves, curving upward near the base. 
Fruits The fruit is a capsule with wingless seeds.
Habitat Occurs in boggy areas.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped
Inflorescence Type Spike
Flowering Period Free-Flowering
Flowering Opening Time Daytime
Flower Lifespan on Plant 1 Day
Flowering Habit Polycarpic

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Master ID 32767
Species ID 7179
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.