Drosera brevifolia Pursh - Short-leaved Sundew
Family - Droseraceae
Flowering - April - May.
Habitat - Savannahs, moist pine-flatwoods, sandy roadside ditches, low fields.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This carnivorous little species can be found mainly in the southern half of Alabama. It is typically found in sandy, open areas that collect water. This plant and others in this genus seem to thrive in disturbed areas where ATV or truck tires make ditches that fill with water. The plant is easily overlooked becasue of its small size.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 5-6-05.