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Red Ink Sundew

Red Ink Sundew Drosera erythrorhiza Mundy Perth Hills Western Australia

The carnivorous Red Ink Sundew (Drosera erythrorhiza) grows on the poor soils of Western Australia’s south west. It is a tuberous species that survives underground during summer, and emerges in abundance after the first rains in autumn and winter. It supplements its limited nutrient uptake by trapping anthropods with its glandular tentacles, with the glistening drops of mucilage resembling fresh morning dew.

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  1. Beautiful picture! We also have native sundews that come out in isolated locations during the rainy season.

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