Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Water Sundew at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 092-01-004:
Drosera intermedia FAMILY Droseraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Water Sundew, Spoonleaf Sundew
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Douglas Houck dhk_3930
April Charleston County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Found in bogs, savannahs and wet ditches, often in standing water, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Douglas Houck dhk_4320
May Aiken County SC
Aiken State Park
Petioles glabrous, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Kevin Adams kcadroseraintermedia_w17
May Brunswick County NC
Leaf blades longer than wide, spatulate; petioles filiform, 2-6cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)
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White or tinged w Pink
5 persistent sepals
5 persistent petals
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006) p081
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 1st ed. (Porcher & Rayner, 2001) p242
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p319
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p174
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p141
- Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition (Justice, Bell, & Lindsey, 2005) p100
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p071
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p063
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p278
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