Drosera spatulata Common sundew
One of the two common members of this family of carnivorous plants in Sydney, this plant has a basal rozette of reddish leaves adorned with small tentacles on which drops of sticky liquid are placed. The flowers are white or pink, and arise from a long stem from the middle of the rozette.
Flowering: Late spring and summer
Habitat: swamps and other permanently wet patches in heath or forest, on sandy soils. Often found on the side of walking tracks or roads where water accumulates after rain.
Distribution: Common along the coastal zone from north Queensland to Victoria, also in Tasmania; New Zealand and the rest of Asia.
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