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Drosera rotundifolia
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Round-leaved Sundew
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Drosera rotundifolia

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About Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) Drosera rotundifolia - the round-leaved sundew or common sundew - is a species of sundew, a carnivorous plant often found in bogs, marshes and fens. One of the most widespread sundew species, it has a circumboreal distribution, being found in all of northern Europe, much of Siberia, large parts of northern North America, Korea and Japan but is also found as far south as California, Mississippi and Alabama in the United States of America and on New Guinea. D. rotundifolia is one of the temperate species of Drosera cultivated by growers interested in carnivorous plants. To be grown successfully, plants of the wild species must be given a substantial period of winter dormancy during which they form hibernacula. The cultivar D. rotundifolia 'Charles Darwin' can be grown more successfully without a period of dormancy.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
9' - 8867'

Annual Precip. ?
25.7" - 120.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.41" - 3.54"

Coldest Month ?
27.2° F - 46.6° F

Hottest Month ?
50.4° F - 71.4° F

Humidity ?
0.01 vpd - 21.97 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Roundleaf Sundew

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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