Oblong Leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia)

The Oblong Leaved Sundew is very similar to the Round Leaved Sundew but the leaves are less rounded and more oval in shape.

Found on acid soils in boggy areas of heathland it is less common than the Round Leaved Sundew and it seems to like wetter areas rather than damp, often growing in shallow puddles or pools.

Both Oblong Leaved and Round Leaved Sundew have small cream/yellow flowers from June through to August. Its an interesting balance needing insects to cross pollinate with other plants to produce seed but also needing insects for food!

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