Tall Sundew
Bud Opening
Murray Mallee Region
Tall Sundew
Bud, Above
 
                      
Tall Sundew (Drosera auriculata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Sundew (Droseraceae)
Species: Tall Sundew (Drosera auriculata)
This Photo:     Bud, Profile

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
A very strange, dainty, carnivorous plant.
When the plant dies, it goes completely black, as though poisoned.
What I used to call the "mouths" are actually it's leaves!

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Aug-2011
This species is classed as VU (Vulnerable) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)