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Thread: Drosera Growing in Habitat

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    What is and what should never be Crissytal's Avatar
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    I was out in my backyard today and spotted something odd. I took a closer look and this is what I found growing along the ditch line of my property:



















    The area that the Drosera and Sphagnum are growing in is shaded by trees. The soil is moist and sandy. Any idea what variety of Drosera they may be? I was thinking D. rotundifolia, but after comparing some pictures, I'm not completely sure.

    I find it ironic that I've been into CPs off and on for a few years and had no idea I had some growing naturally in my own backyard!

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    capillaris?
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    Nice. Plant some more next to them.

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    Yeah, looks like D. capillaris.

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    HAHA!! now i can make a good ID on my unknown sundew that came from NC!!
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    Thanks everyone for the ID.

    I went back out today and counted about 100 D. capillaris. That's just estimation though. The weather has been wet and windy all day, so now most everything is covered up in leaves. I plan to do some more looking once the weather gets a bit nicer. I'm sure there were quite a few more plants; the temperature has dropped below freezing several times, and not all the plants were shielded from frost.

    If I happen to discover anything else, I'll take some pictures .

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    What a wonderful surprise. I keep talking to my wife about how we should move to North Carolina after she finishes nursing school for the very reason shown in this thread.

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    Check it out next spring, you may find some D. intermedia growing there also.
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