Monday 16 January 2012

Sundews in Pureora National Forest

River Waihaha Track, Pureora National Forest, North Island, New Zealand

We came across a patch of sundew plants in a rather unexpected place along the trail, just a the base of a rather wet vertical slope on one side of the path.
Sundews possibly Drosera binata   
To my inexpert eye these plants look very similar to the ones that we found in Fiordland NP, see

Here they did seem to have accumulated a lot of dew or rain!. Here is a close-up of a big drop.

Close-up of a sundew with unfolded leaves
 Close by there was another mat of sundew plants that seemed to be more branched than the ones shown above. have a look and if you don't agree with me, please let me know.

Sundew plants rather branched 
Here is a close-up of the way it branched.

Lovely symmetry
Please, let me know if they were all the same species, that is, Drosera binata.

This is my fifth and last blog post about sundews. When I started this blog I knew nothing about Drosera species and had never heard about triggerplants and bladderworts! All carnivorous plants. Lots of fascinating learning. Please correct me if I have made any mistakes!
The other posts about carnivorous plants are here: