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Pale Sundew – Another Sundew

Drosera peltata

“stalked semicircular leaves on a slim stem to about 20cm high”  NPOS p. 163

Funny how you can pass something a hundred times and never notice it. A few of these pale sundews were growing in exactly the same spot as a bunch of common sundews I’d known about and been passing for months.

Just like the common sundew the pale sundew grows on damp clay or sandy soil and makes up for poor nutrients by capturing small insects with sticky fluid excreted from it’s leaves.

You can see by the 10c coin that they are small, and there’s not much bulk to them so easy to miss I suppose.

Pale Sundew - Drosera peltata
Pale Sundew – Drosera peltata is a small carnivorous herb that grows on damp clay or sandy soil. You can see yesterdays dinner caught up in a leaf above and to the right of the coin.
pale sundew
Pale Sundew leaf detail. They may look delicate but those leaves are *LEAVES OF PAINFUL LINGERING DEATH!* if you’re a small insect

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