Botany and Ecology

Sundew

Round-Leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia (above), one of three species of Drosera occurring in our bogs. The plant grows in very wet places devoid of minerals, especially nitrogen, so it gets its requirements by catching insects and digesting them. Right, the plant surrounded by other bog dwellers. Another insect-eating plant frequently found in similar habitats is Butterwort.

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