The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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Tiny plant:
Oh, and what's this? This tiny little thing is Drosera microphylla. You can see by the mosses at its base that this is a small plant indeed. Even more, consider that this is a pair of plants growing very close together, only one of which is large enough to produce a flower bud (which I believe has not yet opened).

You can see a few tiny skeletons of other Drosera microphylla in the foreground of this photograph. The plants were very small, and it took a bit of scouting to find this giant of tinies.

I wished I spent more time looking around for more D. microphylla plants to photograph. They were there, but it was hard to find ones that were photogenic (the wind was rattling them around). But now I am berating myself for not having taken the opportunity to photograph them.

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Revised: December 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005