Drosera intermedia Hayne
Family: Droseraceae
narrow-leaved sundew, spoon-leaf sundew
Drosera intermedia image
Merel R. Black  
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