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Drosera brevifolia is the smallest of the sundews in the United States. The stem grows up to 3 inches tall with gland tipped hairs on the upper portion. This carnivorous plant has white 5-petaled flowers. The small paddle-shaped basal leaves are covered with sticky stalked glands that trap insects.
Drosera brevifolia is a member of the Droseraceae - Sundew family.
Other species of the Drosera genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
View Drosera capillaris - PINK SUNDEW
View Drosera tracyi - TRACY'S SUNDEW
Native Florida Plants Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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