narrow-leaved sundew, spoon-leaf sundew
[Drosera intermedia f. subcaulescens Hayne]
Etymology: Drosera: Greek droseros for "dewy" referring to clear glutinous fluid on leaves
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-8" tall, reddish, insectivorous forb
Leaves: mostly in a basal rosette, stalked, mostly oblong to oval, the upper surface with long glandular hairs to capture and digest prey
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/3" wide; inflorescence a linear cluster (cyme) of stalked flowers that blooms from the top down, tip nodding until all the flowers open; blooms July-Aug.
Fruits: reddish-brown, oblong seeds
Habitat: wet; bogs, shallows; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = OBL Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine: Information and Photos USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"