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Linear-leaved Sundew
Drosera linearis

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis) Other common names: Slenderleaf Sundew

Family: Sundew Family (Droseraceae)

Group: Sundews

Similar species:
  •   Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) - The leaves are round.

  •   Spatulate-leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia) - The leaves are shaped like spatulas.

Flowers: Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Habitat: Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Native/Non-native: Native

Photography notes: As with all Sundews, the tiny white flowers are a real challenge to photograph.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: linearis: linear

Photographs: 189 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

Linear-leaved Sundew, entire plant with leaves, flowers and flower buds.

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

The beautiful white flowers of Linear-leaved Sundew are actually quite tiny.

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

Individual leaves of Linear-leaved Sundew.

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

Linear-leaved Sundew are carnivorous plants that live in the shallow water in bogs.

This is a closeup view of a single Linear-leaved Sundew leaf showing the sticky globules that entrap prey.

Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

Another Linear-leaved Sundew plant.

Range map for Linear-leaved Sundew (Drosera linearis)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)