Drosera filiformis

Drosera filiformis, also known as thread-leaved sundew, is found across North America from Florida to Nova Scotia. They form rosettes with some of the tallest leaves found in the sundew genus. The variation in Florida can extend unto 18″ in length.

The leaves grow straight up during early spring; the first two images show a Drosera waking up from its dormancy. The leaves standing up help the sundew catch prey even when it floods. These sundews grow in swamps and bogs, which remain wet throughout the year. In the third image you can see the erect leaf

Soon these sundews will send up their flower spikes before the winter and I will be there to stare at them!

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