A flesh-eating plant from Alexandra, south carolina

The weird and kinda cool plant is growing in my lawn



this is a great native plant, an annual sundew, Drosera capillaris.  This is an insect-eating plant related to the Venus-flytrap, but the leaves do not close as fast.  It catches tiny gnats, mostly, with the glue on its hairs and the leaf closes like a fist.  They need saturated acidic sandy soil, but no standing water. The flowers are small, but pretty.


Dr. Steven R. Hill, Botanist, SCNPS


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