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Set B6 - Wild Flowers Series 2 - card information

21. Sundew
(Drosera rotundfolia L.)

21. Sundew

This interesting plant grows in bogs and damp hollows. It is insectivorous, its round leaves having a ring of red filaments which exude a sticky substance. Flies touching this are held. Their struggles cause the leaf-margins to curl up and the flies are imprisoned, and then absorbed by the leaf juices. The tiny white flowers on their slender stem appear in July and August. Sometimes the flower-stem divides into two sprays of flowers.