Thingy's picture

Carnivorous Plant?

Observed: 11th May 2011 By: Thingy
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There may be two separate plants here; a roundel with liquid-tipped spikes, and a leafy plant. They are both small & lay close to the ground. They appear to be carnivorous, though no dead insects were seen. If they are separate can you ID both?

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Rachy Ramone's picture

Sundew and something else...

Definitely two plants: the one with the sci-fi sticky-looking reddish globules is a Sundew.

The other one, the leafy one, looks hauntingly familiar but I can't put a name to it.

I'm sure someone will!

Perhaps you will have to create a second entry?

Rachy Ramone

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chrisbrooks's picture

Butterwort

The other plant is I think a Common Butterwort

Rachy Ramone's picture

..and I think it's round-leaved Sundew

..but I took the time to double-check it, and Chris, you beat me to it!

Not a set of plants that I'm terribly familiar with, I have to say.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

Rachy Ramone's picture

Pingu!

Well done Chris, that's the fella.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

Thingy's picture

Carnivorous Plant?

Wow, I've created an account & uploaded these pictures that have mystified me for some time. And within minutes I have results! Many thanks

Rachy Ramone's picture

What do we do about...

....the double ID??

There are two plants, so there ought to be two Observations?

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

Chalkie's picture

maybe

It would be worthwhile editing the second photo to cut the sundew off, and then putting it back on as a separate entry, so they both get named, and both are available when someone searches by name. Much less confusing like that.