PhotoFriday 10: Common Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)


Common Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)

 

Did you know……

Sundew grows on poor soil and for nutrition she’s depended on other sources, being…insects.
Therefore she uses two different kind of glands.
One gland secretes a deliciously smelling mucilage, to lure them poor insects.
As soon as the insect has landed, the sundew shows her less charming side and gland two starts fulfilling her task.
This gland doesn’t seduce, but comes straight to the point and she slowly but surely absorbs the creature.

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