Drosera filiformis thread-leaf sundew Droseraceae DRFI; R, cp;

  

Drosera filiformis.www.terryblackburn.us

Drosera filiformis.www.terryblackburn.us. (Accessed 3/2014).

Drosera filiformis is a carnivorous perennial herb to 25 cm tall. 

Leaves all basal, linear thread-like, covered with long, purple, sticky, glandular hairs adapted to attract and trap insects that are digested by enzymes to supply the plant with nitrogen in nutrient-poor, acid bog habitats.

Drosera filiformis. © 2003 Janet Novak. © 2015 Connecticut Botanical Society. ct-botanical-society.org

Drosera filiformis. © 2003 Janet Novak. © 2015 Connecticut Botanical Society. ct-botanical-society.org (Accessed 4/2018).

Flowers pale purple, radially symmetrical, to 1.5 cm wide, petals 5, sepals glandular-hairy, ovary superior; 4-16 flowers along one side on a stalk to 22 cm long; blooms July-Sept.

Fruit dry, a capsule with many small, black seeds.

Wetland status: OBL.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: Native.

Habitat: Open wet, acid, sandy soil or shallow water. A pine barrens plant.