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Drosera macrantha ssp. planchonii

Climbing Sundew

Single-stemmed, weakly climbing carnivorous perennial herb, hairy towards the tip. Plants die back in summer, regenerating in autumn.

Additional information

  • Synonymmisapplied to D. macrantha ssp. macrantha
  • FamilyDroseraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.4-1 m high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesRounded cup-shaped leaves 4-10 mm wide in groups of 3 along the stem, stalks 10-50 mm long attached on lower surface. Sticky hairs on margins for trapping insects. Stipules absent.
  • Flower colourWhite, sometimes pink or red
  • Flowering timeAugust to November
  • FlowersTerminal clusters of open scented 5-petalled flowers, sepals densely hairy.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsSandy loam or clay in winter/spring moist, summer dry soils in woodland and open forests. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useAn interesting plant for a container or growing amongst established trees.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites. More widespread to the west of the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1 David Francis, NatureShare ©; 2, 3 Cathy Powers ©

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