Hooker's Sundew
Flower, above
Adelaide Hills
Pink Purslane
Whole
 
    
Hooker's Sundew (Drosera hookeri)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Sundew (Droseraceae)
Species: Hooker's Sundew (Drosera hookeri)
This Photo:     Flower, under

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills
A small sundew with white flowers. It has basal leaves which are different shape to the stem leaves.
At maturity it stands at under 100mm tall & 30mm wide. The flowers are about 10mm across.
The leaves are a shield shape, which is diagnostic. It's easier to see their shape from the back.
As with other sundews, the front of the leaf is covered with stems tipped in sticky sap that attracts insects. When one of these stems is moved by an insect the other stems move towards it to ensnare the insect, and then contract to the middle of the leaf to absorb the insect juices.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species