Sundew

Drosera peltata

Left side of photo shows whole plant with flowers, about full size. The right side shows magnified leaves, with many gandular hairs each carrying a drop of sticky drop of clear liquid for trapping insects. When digested, an insect provides the plant with nitrogen which is lacking in the soil around the plant.
Droseros is Greek for dewey, referring to the drops of liquid.

Created on ... December 4, 2007

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