Drosera scorpioides

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Drosera scorpioides
Drosera scorpioides Giant 2.jpg
Drosera scorpioides 'Giant'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Subgenus: Drosera
Section: Bryastrum
Species: D. scorpioides
Binomial name
Drosera scorpioides
Planch.

Drosera scorpioides, commonly called the shaggy sundew, is a pygmy sundew native to the Jarrah Forest region and southern coasts of Southwest Australia.[1] Notable for its unusually large size, D. scorpioides can produce rosettes measuring up to two inches in diameter and specimens may attain a height of up to 100 millimeters. The species is found on white sand and clay, near swamps, on sand ridges, and is associated with laterite. The flowers are pink and white, appearing sometime between August and October.[1] Depending on the form, D. scorpioides can be expected to live up to seven years.[2]

Range of D. scorpioides in the wild.

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  1. ^ a b "Drosera scorpioides Planch". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ D'Amato, P. 1998. The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California.

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