|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants|
|Species:||Hooker's Sundew (Drosera hookeri)|
|This Photo:||Flower, above|
General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
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.