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    Plants 1 and 2 are likely different forms of spatulata, the latter looking a lot like the "Kanto" form
    Plant 3 is capillaris, probably a long arm form.
    Plant 4 is D. affinis, not capensis or anglica
    Plant 5 is probably that squat spatulata form again
    Plants 6 are a bit young to determine right now, could be capillaris or intermedia.
    I can rule out brevifolia for the squat plants, I grow that species, doesn't look at all like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    I can rule out brevifolia for the squat plants, I grow that species, doesn't look at all like them.
    D. brevifolia Hampstead, NC comparison. Flower photo courtesy Ivan Snyder. Under my lights in tropical tank these plants don't color up, but they grow for years instead of dying after winter outdoors. Boxes indicate plants in cropped comparison (most similar perspective). Both mine and Snyder's plants are in 2.5 inch pots.






    Here is D. kaieteurensis, which some people find nearly identical to D. brevifolia, however the flower stalks are different



    Flowers and seeds will tell the tale:

    Drosera brevifolia Pursh. Petioles 5-10 mm. long, dilated, glabrous. Leaf-blades cuneate, 4-10 mm. long, usually longer than the petioles. Stipules absent or reduced to one or two minute setaceous segments. Scape 4-9 cm. long, bearing 1-8 flowers about 15 mm. in diameter. Sepals glandular- pubescent, oblong-ovate, 2.5-3.5 mm. long. Petals rose to white, obovate, 4-5 mm. long. Seeds black 0.3-0.4 mm. long obovate, oblong, caudate at base, crateriform, the pits in 10-12 rows.
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    Thanks everyone for your help. I was thinking plant #1 is some form of spatulata, it keeps getting bigger every time I look at it. I is kinda of ironic if #3 is capillaris (Polk Co. form) since I live 10 mins. from Polk Co. Plant #2, now that I think about it, nearly all the plants disappeared during winter. While plant #4 did not go dormant during winter. I know it isn't a capensis, all the capensis I own are huge and won't stop flowering. Plant #5 I thought was a spatulata until it bloomed the flower was small white (pygmy like) and the flower stalk only grew to about three inches tall. Plant #6 could be intermedia, though all the intermedia I have grow so fast and these seem to be happy staying small. I found some more pictures maybe they can help.

    plant#2
    DSCI0291 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    DSCI0004 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    DSCI0174 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    DSCI0173 by dfleita1368, on Flickr

    Plant #4
    DSCI0252 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    DSCI0390 by dfleita1368, on Flickr

    This is what all my D. capensis look like. (We get daily thunderstorms that have been beating them up)
    DSCI0034 by dfleita1368, on Flickr

    plant#1 the only bloom picture I could find
    DSCI0038 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    DSCI0037 by dfleita1368, on Flickr

    plant #3 flower stalk (I know not in focus)
    DSCI0293 by dfleita1368, on Flickr

    This is intermedia right (I know eyes to big for it's mouth)
    DSCI0138 by dfleita1368, on Flickr

    Some other pics
    DSCI0007 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    DSCI0008 by dfleita1368, on Flickr

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    Okay, so it looks like plant 2 could be a different form of brevifolia, though that flower stalk in the first pic is a lot thicker than any of mine ever are, and not as glandular. The second pic looks a lot closer to mine. And again I say with 99% confidence, plant 4 is D. affinis, a tropical, stem-forming plant with long petioles and marginally elongate lamina.
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    Thanks hcarlton for your help. I agree plant #4 must be D. affinis. I'm not sure but I think if it were D. anglica the Florida heat and humidity would have 'numbered it's days' last summer. Plant #6 looks like their gonna be D. intermedia, they coming up all over the place. I got most of all three trays of Dews including a great D. spiralis and a monster D. regia from the one purchase.
    DSCI0084 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    Getting A Tan
    DSCI0191 by dfleita1368, on Flickr
    This is what it looked like in the spring about 4 months ago.
    Drosera by dfleita1368, on Flickr

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