Round-leaf Sundew - Dwarf Sundew
Drosera brevifolia
Droseraceae (Sundew) Family

Plant is an upright, glandular perennial. Preferred habitat is savannas, wet ditches and moist pinelands. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are basal; spatulate (or round); glandular; leaf stalks about 3/4 inches long.

Flowers are at the end of a leafless stalk (scapose); bisexual; symmetrical; five sepals, five petals; pale pink or white. Flowers occur in the spring.

Fruit is a capsule.

The plant is carnivorous and closely related to the Venus Fly Trap. Plants may be annual or perennial. Glandular hairs on the leaf catch insects for food.

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