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Pink sundew
Drosera capillaris
Droseraceae
 

Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by one or two native plant nurseries in northern Florida.

Description: Small carnivorous herb.

Dimensions: 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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
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Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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