Drosera intermedia (Narrow-leaved Sundew)


Narrow-leaved sundew is a fascinating little carnivore that captures and digests insects using stalked mucilaginous glands covering its leaf surfaces. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the soil in which the plants grow. Like other native sundews, it requires a moist, acidic substrate  and will tolerate saturated conditions. It emerges in spring and develops its characteristic green leaves with red tentacles. Flowers develop in mid-summer. During its winter dormancy, it forms small round resting buds or hibernacula. This is an easy-to-grow bog species and the perfect companion for pitcher plants and bog orchids.

We’ll ship healthy, quarter-sized clumps in their dormant season, generally mid-October.

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Height: up to 10 cm, but generally shorter
Color: leaves green or yellowish-green with red glands
Flowering Season: June to August (Great Lakes region)
Habitat: sphagnum bogs, fens, wet, acidic sand flats
Exposure: open and sunny
Associates: Depending on habitat, some of its showier associates include Drosera rotundifolia (round-leaved sundew), Calopogon tuberosus (grass pink orchid), Pogonia ophioglossoides (rose pogonia), Sarracenia purpurea var. purpurea (northern pitcher plant), Rhexia virginica, and Aletris farinosa (colic-root).

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