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Plant of the Month
May 2023


Drosera bulbosa Hook.


Drosera bulbosa (Red-Leaved Sundew) is a tuberous, perennial herb growing to 30mm high, featuring pure white flowers sitting atop a rosette of up to 12 golden yellow to red leaves. The flowers, which appear around April to August, are on individual stalks, with white anthers and style tips.

Red-Leaved Sundew is widespread in south-western WA, from the Murchison River to Albany and inland to Paynes Find and Southern Cross, where it grows in winter-wet soil, especially by granite outcrops.

Photo: R. Davis

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