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Round-leaved Sundew in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Drosera Rotundifolia

 

Round-leaved Sundew

Facts About In addition to its well-known carnivory, round-leaved sundew, which lives in acid bogs, has the highest concentration of vitamin C in its leaves of any known plant. In his book, "Insectivorous Plants" Charles Darwin recounts many experiments he conducted on round-leaved sundew. The sticky substance exuded by its leaves trap insects that the plant then digests...but they are also contain naturally-occurring nano-compounds with potential applications for tissue engineering and development of new adhesives. Habitat Bogs, fens, shores of rivers or lakes, swamps, wetland margins (edges of wetlands) Characteristics HabitatterrestrialwetlandsNew England stateConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode IslandVermontFlower petal colorpink to redwhiteLeaf typethe leaves are simple (i.e., lobed or unlobed but not separated into leaflets)Leaf arrangementbasal: the leaves are growing only at the base of the plantLeaf blade edgesthe edge of the leaf blade is entire (has no teeth or lobes)Flower symmetrythere are two or more ways to evenly divide the flower (the flower is radially symmetrical)Number of sepals, petals or tepalsthere are five petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerthere are four petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerthere are seven or more petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerthere are six petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerFusion of sepals and petalsboth the petals and sepals are separate and not fusedthe petals or the sepals are fused into a cup or tubeStamen number45678Fruit type (general)the fruit is dry and splits open when ripe Show All Characteristics Wetland Status Occurs only in wetlands. (Wetland indicator code: OBL) New England Distribution and Conservation Status Distribution ConnecticutpresentMainepresentMassachusettspresentNew HampshirepresentRhode IslandpresentVermontpresent Conservation Status Exact status definitions can vary from state to state. For details, please check with your state. Maineunranked (S-rank: SNR)Massachusettsfairly widespread (S-rank: S4S5) var. rotundifolia Massachusettsunranked (S-rank: SNR) Native to North America? Yes Sometimes Confused With Drosera intermedia:leaf blades obviously longer than wide and petioleswithout hairs (vs. D. rotundifolia, with leaf blades as wide as or wider than long and petioles glandular-pubescent). Synonyms Drosera rotundifolia var. comosa Fern. Family Droseraceae Genus Drosera Information from Dichotomous Key of Flora Novae Angliae 5.? Drosera rotundifolia L. N round-leaved sundew. Drosera rotundifolia L. var.comosa Fern. • CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT. Bogs, fens, lake shores, river shore seeps. Drosera rotundifolia var.comosa represents a set of plants with varying degrees of proliferation in the flowers. On a given plant, some flowers are normal, whereas others have the carpels (and sometimes other parts of the flower) modified into tiny, stipitate-glandular leaves. There is great variation regarding these features within a given population (i.e., plants range from normal to highly modified). Further, plants with proliferations are not known to be genetically different from plants without them. For these reasons, this taxon is included within the typical form of the species.

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plant Features
  • Round-leaved Sundew likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Round-leaved Sundew likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Round-leaved Sundew is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Round-leaved Sundew likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Round-leaved Sundew

Latin name

Drosera Rotundifolia

type

Carnivorous plant

family

Droseraceae

ph

7.3 - 3.2 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Round-leaved Sundew likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Round-leaved Sundew is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Round-leaved Sundew likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Round-leaved Sundew likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

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Drosera Rotundifolia

Facts About In addition to its well-known carnivory, round-leaved sundew, which lives in acid bogs, has the highest concentration of vitamin C in its leaves of any known plant. In his book, "Insectivorous Plants" Charles Darwin recounts many experiments he conducted on round-leaved sundew. The sticky substance exuded by its leaves trap insects that the plant then digests...but they are also contain naturally-occurring nano-compounds with potential applications for tissue engineering and development of new adhesives. Habitat Bogs, fens, shores of rivers or lakes, swamps, wetland margins (edges of wetlands) Characteristics HabitatterrestrialwetlandsNew England stateConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode IslandVermontFlower petal colorpink to redwhiteLeaf typethe leaves are simple (i.e., lobed or unlobed but not separated into leaflets)Leaf arrangementbasal: the leaves are growing only at the base of the plantLeaf blade edgesthe edge of the leaf blade is entire (has no teeth or lobes)Flower symmetrythere are two or more ways to evenly divide the flower (the flower is radially symmetrical)Number of sepals, petals or tepalsthere are five petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerthere are four petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerthere are seven or more petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerthere are six petals, sepals, or tepals in the flowerFusion of sepals and petalsboth the petals and sepals are separate and not fusedthe petals or the sepals are fused into a cup or tubeStamen number45678Fruit type (general)the fruit is dry and splits open when ripe Show All Characteristics Wetland Status Occurs only in wetlands. (Wetland indicator code: OBL) New England Distribution and Conservation Status Distribution ConnecticutpresentMainepresentMassachusettspresentNew HampshirepresentRhode IslandpresentVermontpresent Conservation Status Exact status definitions can vary from state to state. For details, please check with your state. Maineunranked (S-rank: SNR)Massachusettsfairly widespread (S-rank: S4S5) var. rotundifolia Massachusettsunranked (S-rank: SNR) Native to North America? Yes Sometimes Confused With Drosera intermedia:leaf blades obviously longer than wide and petioleswithout hairs (vs. D. rotundifolia, with leaf blades as wide as or wider than long and petioles glandular-pubescent). Synonyms Drosera rotundifolia var. comosa Fern. Family Droseraceae Genus Drosera Information from Dichotomous Key of Flora Novae Angliae 5.? Drosera rotundifolia L. N round-leaved sundew. Drosera rotundifolia L. var.comosa Fern. • CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT. Bogs, fens, lake shores, river shore seeps. Drosera rotundifolia var.comosa represents a set of plants with varying degrees of proliferation in the flowers. On a given plant, some flowers are normal, whereas others have the carpels (and sometimes other parts of the flower) modified into tiny, stipitate-glandular leaves. There is great variation regarding these features within a given population (i.e., plants range from normal to highly modified). Further, plants with proliferations are not known to be genetically different from plants without them. For these reasons, this taxon is included within the typical form of the species.


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