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    freaky sundew mutation

    I just spotted this in my outdoor pot. I don't have any idea what it is. I have never seen anything like it or even owned a sundew that resembles it. It looks like it has no leaf structure, just red tentacles unfurling more tentacles covered in dew.. I tried cropping a few pics to zoom in on it a bit but you may need to download the picture in order to zoom in further




















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    Might just be a seedling popping up, although I'm not sure.

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    may need a few dozen more pics of it..

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    It is a seedling but it is not ordinary. there is no leaf, just a tentacle with more tentacles coming out..

    Travis: my memory card only holds 8 gigabytes, do you think that would be enough?


    I'll take more pics when it gets a bit bigger

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    got a couple of much better pics using the fancy sony 16.2 megapixel camera. shoulda just done that in the first place..

    it's been raining so all the dew is washed off:




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    yay a new cultivar maybe? congrats
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    What in the world... I've never seen anything like this. It reminds me of that planet in Star trek with all the red plants and stuff . Did you plant any drosera seeds lately? I can't see how that could be an underground shoot from another normal plant unless some pest seriously messed up the origional underground growth. Have you observed what happens when a fly has contact with the odd tentacle forms? This may just be an extreme variant that happened with a gene mutation.

    You should attempt to root one of the tentacles, although I'm not sure if that is even possible. . .


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    it is very tiny at the moment.. only about 10mm tall im guessing

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