Drosera glanduligeraCommon name: Pimpernel Sundew
Meaning of name: Drosera is from the Greek word droseros, meaning dewy. It refers to the prominent glandular hairs which give the appearance of being covered in dew. Glanduligera is from the Latin words glandulae, meaning glands, and gero, meaning to bear.
Distribution: Occurs throughout the south west of Western Australia and inland to Kalgoorlie.
Description: A flat rosette of leaves to 4 centimetres in diameter. The flower stalk comes from the centre of the plant. The orange flowers are borne from September to December.
Notes: Drosera are carnivorous and supplement their diet by trapping and digesting insects. The insects are caught on the sticky leaf surfaces and digested by enzymes produced by the plant. These plants carry over to the next season by seed only.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Carnivorous Plants of Australia Volume 1. Allen Lowrie. 1987.