Droseraceae
Drosera rotundifolia

Roundleaf Sundew

Leaves spreading out from rosette, as wide as they are long, with long petioles. Leaf upper surface covered with hairs holding small glands that secrete a sticky fluid to trap insects. Leaf folds around prey to digest it with enzymes and bacteria. Flower stems hold 1 to several flowers each (not pictured). Flowers in parts of 5. Calyx fused at base, petals white or pink. Seedpods long, narrow, light brown. Grows in freshwater bogs, seeps, usually on sphagnum moss, sometimes on partly submerged moss-covered logs, from coastline to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--10 inches
  • Habitat: Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes