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Round-leaved Sundew?

Observed: 10th May 2013 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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I'm pretty sure this is Round-leaved Sundew but I'd appreciate confirmation.

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Easy to identify as it is the only sundew with round leaves. Always grows close to the ground.

The sap is supposed to help releive chesty coughs and is still used today by herbalists. I believe they mix it with thyme in a syrup.
Because of the sundew's ability to attract insects people 'naturally' assumed it would help them attract a boyfriend/girlfriend.

If you want to try it, slip a leaf in the pocket of the one you want to be attracted to you.

Good Luck!

Graham Banwell

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Thanks Graham but I don't think I'll be trying to attract anyone... the missus wouldn't stand for it!