Drosera spatulata

Rosy Sundew

Carnivorous perennial herb forming a basal rosette pressed against the ground. Plants die back in summer, regenerating in autumn.

Additional information

  • FamilyDroseraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-24 cm x 2 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesCrowded reddish spoon-shaped leaves with a broad flat stalk 8-20 mm x 3-6 mm. Stipules at base of leaves with slashed, narrow lobes.
  • Flower colourWhite or pink
  • Flowering timeDecember to March
  • Flowers1-5 erect flowering stems to 24 cm long with 3-15 glandular 5-petalled flowers along one side.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soil in riparian wetlands. Semi shade.
  • Garden useContainer plant or sheltered bog gardens.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites. More common in Southern Victoria and the Grampians.
Photographer/s: Ken Harris ©

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