Drosera brevifolia

Description: Cuneate leaves, lacking a distinct petiole, arranged in a rosette 0.8-3.5 cm in diameter. Flower stalks are glandulous, with relatively large flowers ranging from pink to white.

Note: Can be easily differentiated from D. capillaris due to the lack of a distinct petiole, as well as having a glandulous flower stalk (D. capillaris has a glabrous flower stalk). Drosera brevifolia is also much smaller in size.

Ecology: Drosera brevifolia is found in open, disturbed, and sandy areas. Unlike D. capillaris, this species acts as an annual and depends on seeds to repopulate every year. The plants emerge in late winter, growing until early summer. They begin to germinate once again in fall. Unlike most other carnivorous plants, this species can be found in relatively dry areas.

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