Sundew Almost in Bloom

I feel like I post about carnivorous bog plants a lot, but I will never get tired of them, they’re so cool! And this is something new – the sundew here has put up flowering stalks and is about to bloom. These photos were taken at the same spot as the spider eating the dragonfly earlier this week. The first one is the basal rosette of the sundew plant with its insect-digesting leaves, and you can see the bases of the brown flowering stalks growing out of the center. The second one is the same plant, with the flower buds at the ends of the stalks in focus.

If I make it back at the right time to catch the flowers when they’re open, I’ll be sure to post those photos too! In the meantime, here are some bonus photos of pitcher plants, just because they’re so pretty.

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9 thoughts on “Sundew Almost in Bloom”

  1. I love carnivorous plants…they’re absolutely fascinating. I was keeping a few until a squirrel pulled them up multiple times and killed them. I’d love to find some in the wild one day.

    1. Thanks for this. I was out in the woods this morning, asking a fellow plant lover if he knew the Sundew plant, as I had named my cat Sundew without knowing about it. Still looking forward to seeing one in person… I love your posts!

      1. Yeah, I should keep a closer look out for them when I’m out in the woods…I’m sure I’ve walked right by them and didn’t even notice. Sundew are definitely my favorite carnivorous plant. And thanks for the compliment! :]

      2. Linda and honor: they are easy to find but only if you are in the right habitat. You can probably do some research online to see if there are any bogs in your area, which would be the right place to look – pitcher plants and sundew usually grow in sphagnum moss. Pitcher plants are eye-catching and easy to spot, but sundew is tiny and can require some close searching.

  2. Hi Rebecca,

    Nice pictures!
    I like the relationship that I see in the Sundew Plant to the Flytrap here in NC. The pitcher plant is neat when it fills with rain & a fly or other bug drops in and gets consumed by the plant. Real nice blog, keep learning and sharing.

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