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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.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

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: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida

Copyright by: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer


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