<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Round-leaved Sundew

 

 
Round-leaved Sundew
 

 

Recognised more readily by the leaves than the flowers, the Round-leaved Sundew uses the sticky red hairs on the leaves to trap unsuspecting insects. Enzymes secreted by the leaves then digest the hapless creatures.

The flowers, with 5 white petals, appear at the end of a long stalk, only fully opening in full sun.

Look for them in boggy, acidic conditions, often amongst sphagnum moss, during the summer months.

 

 

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