Irish wildflowers

Great Sundew, Drosera anglica
Photos: Rinecaha, the Burren

Great Sundew
Drosera anglica
Cailís Mhuire mhór
Family: Droseraceae

Flowering June - August. Insectivorous perennial. Native.

Small white flowers, the flowerstalks rising from centre of leaf rosettes, to 12cm. Narrow leaves (to 4cm long) with sticky, red-tipped hairs, leaves widest below tips.

Found in wetter areas of raised and blanket bogs, often among Sphagnum.
Mainly W and NW, decline in central Ireland due to drainage and peat extraction.


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Great Sundew, Drosera anglica
Great Sundew, Drosera anglica. July 2009

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