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Sundew

Observed: 14th June 2011 By: mr6633
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Sundew
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Insectivorous plant!

Thought I'd add some information for people who haven't come across this amazing plant before. It's insectivorous, i.e. it gets nutrients from insects. It traps insects on the sticky 'dew' that it produces. This enables it to live in low nutrient environments, such as bogs, mires and mountainous areas.

Sarah West
www.OPALexplorenature.org
OPAL Community Scientist
Yorkshire and Humber