Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Also from Welch Pond Bog in Bolton, MA. Little jewels of round-leaved (I believe) sundews, Drosera rotundifolia. Insects stick to the glandular hairs, then the hairs wrap around the prey. These plants are apparently known to attract distinct insect species for food and for pollination, with little overlap. And, while carnivory results in better seed production, the plant can reproduce in the absence of either prey or pollinators, by tubers, axillary buds, or leaf buds.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting, Janet. You've inspired me to do so bog-slogging myself.