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NC Native Plant Society:
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Drosera filiformis

Threadleaf Sundew

Scientific Name:

Drosera filiformis

Genus:

Drosera

Species Epithet:

filiformis

Common Name:

Threadleaf Sundew

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Margins of natural pools in pinelands, especially clay-based Carolina bays. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Carnivorous.

Plant

image

David McAdoo

Bloom

image

Philip Semanchuk
Bladen County, May 2007

Close-up of the sticky glandular hairs on the leaves

Bog garden in Orange County, NC

The Scientific Name is Drosera filiformis. You will likely hear them called Threadleaf Sundew. This picture shows the Close-up of the sticky glandular hairs on the leaves of Drosera filiformis

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Southeasternflora



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