The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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More pygmies:
Laying on my belly, photographing pygmy sundews was quite comfortable, so I took my time and got this cute little plant, too. Ooh! There's a baby plant in the picture, too! The sand grains and filaments of lichen give you an idea of how tiny these things were.

I know I've been whining about the wet and cold on this trip, but here, laying down on the ground and out of the wind, was delicious. My core temperature was rising in the sun. I noticed Beth was similarly laying down nearby, photographing some noncarnivorous wildflowers, and it was nice just spending a little quiet time together, warming up.

What the hell, the setting was nice and I was comfortable, so I took some more photographs; this time of older Drosera roseana plants that had formed little pedestals of leaves about 2.5 cm tall, and a close look at the tentacles. One thing that came out of this trip is the conclusion that to my eyes, at least, this erect little sundew is different enough from Drosera paleacea in both form and habitat type that I stopped treating it as Drosera paleacea subsp. roseana.

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Revised: December 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005