This plant looks so yummy right now I had to share this photo. *I love all the Petiolaris species, but have a real soft spot for this plant. *For those interested in taxonomy, this species can be distinguished by the very fine dendritic hairs on the petiole, and for the insertion of the lamina to the petiole, which is slightly off center in this species. *It's pretty amazing that the lamina retain their active traps for so long, and this photo reveals the close similarities in form to the Australian pygmy Drosera species. *As the plants spiral downwards into dormancy, the petioles become progerssively shorter and shorter, much as with the pygmy species, until they form a tight center bud to survive through their dormancy. *The same process in the pygmy species results in gemmae formation: a different survival strategy. *HEre are two photos to illustrate the concept.
Drosera nitidula ssp. nitidula