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Thread-leaved Sundew
Drosera filiformis

Thread-leaved sundew is believed to be extinct in Connecticut. These plants were photographed in New Jersey.

• Family: Sundew (Droseraceae)
• Habitat: bogs
• Height: 3 to 10 inches
• Flower size: 3/8 to 1/2 inch across
• Flower color: pink
• Flowering time: June to September
• Origin: native

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Drosera filiformis
Drosera filiformis
The long, slender leaves are covered with sticky hairs that trap small insects.

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.