The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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Color variation:
Notice that each rosette has many leaves, that the leaves are clearly longer than wide, that they are all about the same size, and that of course the leaves have the red bands. These are important features for this subspecies.

The overall color of plants can vary from clone to clone. I think this is at least partly seasonal. Here is another image, showing a plant that is in the process of turning red as it is preparing to die back for the dry season.

By the way, this was the first rosetted tuberous Drosera we saw. This completed our checklist of sundew types: pygmy, scrambling, erect, flabelliform, and rosetted tuberous species. Very nice!

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Revised: November 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005