The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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Often you only see images of perfect, lovely plants. The truth is that most of the plants have some imperfections.


Yes, it's true.

I selected this plant because it has suffered a great deal of damage, and shows that this plant is having to slug out a life in the big wide world. I wonder what is eating the leaves? It reminds me of a damaged Drosera rosulata plant I had seen a few days earlier. Perhaps the same pest is responsible in both cases? A few days later, Allen Lowrie told me he saw this kind of damage being done by cabbage white butterfly larvae, a non-native species.

Between and slightly below the Drosera and the marri fruit is a decaying hunk of kangaroo crap. There was a lot of that present.

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Revised: December 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005