Pink sundew
Drosera capillaris
Droseraceae


Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

Availability:
Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in northern Florida.
Description:
Small carnivorous herb.
Height:
About 1-2 inches in height; 3-4 inches when in flower. About as broad as tall.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States north to Maryland and Delaware, west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands.
Soils:
Wet to moist, moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer, acid pH.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Pink.
Flower Characteristics:
Nearly inconspicuous, but semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
This is a carnivorous plant that captures insects with its sticky leaves.
Horticultural Notes:
Comments:


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton