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. Porrecta is from the Latin word porrectus, meaning extending outwards.
Distribution: Occurs from Eneabba to Pinjarra.
Description: An erect plant to 45 centimetres tall. The white flowers are borne from July to September.
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.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 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.
Carnivorous Plants of Australia Magnum Opus. Volume 2. Allen Lowrie. 2013