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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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20 May, 2015

Oblong-leaved Sundew: in at the deep end | Nature Notes from Dorset

Sundews are quite common on damp areas of heathland and one might assume that they are all the same species but that is not the case. In addition to the very common round-leaved sundew which has ... round leaves there is also the oblong-leaved sundew (Drosera intermedia) which is very similar but the leaves are less rounded and more oval in shape.
Found on acid soils in boggy areas of heathland oblong-leaved sundew is less common than its round-leaved cousin 

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