By William T. Hathaway

Sundew (Drosera intermedia)

Having read about insectivorous Sundew plants in years past, I was totally surprised when I found it to be quite common throughout the coastal plain of North Carolina.

This particular Sundew was photographed in a sandy drainage ditch. To get a picture if its small white flowers along with the dewy leaves presented a problem. The small white flowers were far above the leaves as they were attached on a slender stem. I decided to get a close-up picture of the unusual leaves, since both leaves and flowers required a distant shot which rendered the dewy leaves less distinct. My color slide was dated September 21, 1969, in the Green Swamp area of Brunswick County.

(See also other carnivorous plants.)