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Drosera aberrans

Scented Sundew

Carnivorous perennial herb with tuberous root.

Additional information

  • SynonymDrosera whittakeri
  • FamilyDroseraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size2-4 cm x 2-4 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesFlat round basal rosette of sticky, stalkless spoon-shaped leaves 13-25 mm long. Leaves can be green, reddish or bronze.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeJuly to October
  • Flowers1-6 perfumed flowers on thick, erect stalks.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsClay soil in moist heathlands and open forests. Full sun, partial shade.
  • Garden useCan form dense colonies in moist areas. Good container specimens.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Kelly Hofert ©; 2 Owen Gooding ©; 3 David Allan ©

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