Drosera intermedia Hayne - Water Sundew, Spoonleaf Sundew

Drosera intermedia plant

Family - Droseraceae




Drosera intermedia leaves




Drosera intermedia flower

Flowering - June - September.

Habitat - Bogs, savannahs, wet ditches, pond margins, standing water.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This carnivorous species can be found in just a handful of southwestern coastal Alabama counties. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its long-spatulate leaves and white flowers. The species also forms a short, upright stem with age. This species is often found growing in shallow water (more so than other species in the state).
The genus name Drosera derives from the Greek "droser(o)" meaning "dewy" from the sticky leaves.
The species epithet intermedia derives from the Latin "inter" meaning "between, amongst" and "medi(a)" meaning "the middle" as the plant was probably thought to be a hybrid between two species when first discovered.

Alabama Distribution:

Drosera intermedia map

Photographs taken in the Croatan National Forest, NC., 7-18-02.

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