Sundew

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.)


Notes: