Drosera anglica   Great Sundew C DD N

Drosera anglica

None of the Drosera genus are great producers of flowers in the UK and even when a bud is produced it sometimes never opens. Mostly they seem to flower in good summers so that photo will be one for the future. These plants gain extra nitrogen through catching small insects in the sticky leaf glands then closing the leaf around the creature and digesting it. Commonly found in North Western Scotland there are scattered outposts in the rest of the country. D. anglica is immediately recognised by its long leaves with red sticky glands around the edge.

The sundew in the bottom left is Drosera rotundifolia (Round-leaved Sundew)

Slopes of Ben Lui, 18th June 2001

Added on October 24th 2005, updated 14th December 2008, updated 28th March 2010

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