Drosera indica

Drosera indica

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(Sundew)

FAMILY

Droseraceae

Species

Drosera indica

Common name

Sundew

Flower colour; life form

Pink, White; herb insectivorous

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small plant has narrow leaves to about 10 cm long, these are covered in glandular hairs which trap insects. The plant then digests them and absorbs the nutrients. Flowers are borne in a terminal raceme, corolla white or pink. Fruit a capsule. Plant found in moist areas, preferably on nutrient poor soils.