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Drosera spatulata

Rosy Sundew at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park

Drosera spatulata at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park - 20 Jul 2020
Drosera spatulata at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park - 20 Jul 2020
Drosera spatulata at Bomaderry Creek Regional Park - 20 Jul 2020
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Identification history

Drosera spatulata 25 Jul 2020 JackieMiles
Drosera spatulata 22 Jul 2020 MikeLeggett

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Author's notes

An ocean of sundews; I've never seen so many in one spot and this area was hard as stone during drought and following 2018 bush fire.

6 comments

Pam wrote:
   22 Jul 2020
I can almost feel the stickiness in image one. We tend to find these in similar habitat though when seen there is seepage coming through the soil.
   22 Jul 2020
Yes, this area is thin soil on flat rock sheets which are a floodway; they seem to be able to survive the dry.
   24 Jul 2020
There are 2 Drosera here. Pic 1 is D. spatulata and Pic 2,at least,is D. pygmaea.
   24 Jul 2020
There are 2 Drosera here. Pic 1 is D. spatulata and Pic 2,at least,is D. pygmaea.
   25 Jul 2020
Yep, in pic 4 it looks like most are D. pygmaea and the one in the foreground is D. spatulata (good to show the size difference). Might be better to remove pic 2.
   25 Jul 2020
Thanks Nick and Jackie - removed pic 2. I should have been more careful distinguishing between them. I'll be back with details of the D.pygmaea.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 20 Jul 2020 12:16 PM Recorded on
  • MikeLeggett Recorded by
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