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Drosera binata

Forked Sundew

Carnivorous perennial herb.

Additional information

  • FamilyDroseraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size20-60 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesRosette of erect sticky leaves, divided once or twice. Narrow leaflets curl inwards, unfurling as they extend. Leaf stalk 4-30 cm, leaf 2-10 cm long.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to April
  • FlowersOne or 2 branched flowering stalks to 50 cm long, each branch with up to 30 flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in swamps and along creek beds. Tolerates light frosts. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useInteresting foliage plant with well displayed flowers for a moist area or container.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites.
Photographer/s: 1 Andre Messina, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2, 3 Cathy Powers ©

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