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Drosera pygmaea

Tiny or Pygmy Sundew

Tiny carnivorous herb in basal rosette.

Additional information

  • FamilyDroseraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 2 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesRound bronze leaves 1-2 mm across, stalks to 5 mm attached on lower surface. Leaf-like stipules at leaf bases deeply 3-lobed.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to February
  • Flowers1-6 single 4-petalled flowers in leaf axils on stalks 5-45 mm long.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist alluvial soil in swamps and heathlands. Full sun.
  • Garden useContainer growing.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions. Limited distribution within the Shire.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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