Drosera, from the Greek droseros dewy, a reference to the glistening appearance of the leaves with their glandular hairs. Herbs, sometimes climbing, insectivorous. Leaves alternate or in one genus whorled, may form a basal rosette, or be along the stem (cauline). Flowers usually 4-5-merous with a distinct calyx and corolla. Fruit usually a dehiscent capsule. Plants usually found in moist nutrient poor soils.