What flower is that?

 Spatulate-leaved Sundew blossom Spatulate-leaved Sundew
Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2016

The mystery plant this month is an insectivorous plant.  The leaves are basal and have long narrow petioles terminated by blades which are longer than wide. These blades are covered with long mucilage-tipped hairs which trap insects. The 5-petaled, white flowers are arranged in long racemes. This plant grows in bogs and marshes and blooms from mid- July to mid-August.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Drosera intermedia
Common Name:
  Spatulate-leaved Sundew
Family:
  Droseraceae (Sundew Family)
Habitat:
  Wet open areas, bogs and marshes.

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