Common sundew with its sticky tentacles extended

Sundews

Sundews are a genus of carnivorous plants which usually live in wet habitats where the acidic conditions limit the amount of nutrients they can extract from the soil. These plants therefore supplement their diet by catching and digesting small creatures such as insects. Some species of sundew are very long-lived. Sundews can be found growing on every continent except Antarctica.

Scientific name: Drosera

Rank: Genus

Common names:

Drosera

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Distribution

The Sundews can be found in a number of locations including: Africa, Asia, Australia, China, Europe, North America, Russia, South America, United Kingdom, Wales, Ynys-hir nature reserve. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

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