North Carolina Wildflowers

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Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) Roundleaf Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
Alleghany Co., NC
1 July 2006

Uncommon to locally rare in bogs and seepages in NC, usually associated with Sphagnum.

The sticky hairs trap crawling insects, which the plant then digests as a nutritional supplement.

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Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.

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Created on ... July 2, 2006 |