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Drosera in Dorset

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I've just come back from a week in the lovely County of Dorset (England).

 

Whilst there, I thought I'd try to locate some wild growing carnivorous plants. I know others have witnessed small pockets of introduced Sarracenia purpurea plants in Wareham Forest.

 

I visited Morden Bog and came across some wild growing Drosera rotundifolia and also some (what I think to be) Drosera intermedia. No sign of S. purpurea but was a joy to see these Drosera thriving in the wild...

D. rotundifolia, growing at the side of the path

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Me, checking the sphagnum in a watery area!

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D. intermedia(?)

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D. rotundifolia

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D. intermedia(?)

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D. intermedia(?) & D. rotundifolia

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Me, photographing a particularly dense patch of Drosera!

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Lots of Drosera!

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Lots of Drosera!

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Lovely specimen of D. rotundifolia

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Following Morden Bog, I then took a walk on Higher Hyde Heath, where I found more Drosera, and this beautiful example of an all red rotundifolia!

Pity I was a bit too early in the year for seed set - I will have to return to collect some seed.

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Great pics Stu! The red rotundifolia is fantastic, need to get some seed from that fella!

 

Hard to say on the other Drosera as to whether they are intermedia or localised variation in rotundifolia as some of the leaves do still look very round. Would be interesting to see what others on here think?

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Hard to say on the other Drosera as to whether they are intermedia or localised variation in rotundifolia as some of the leaves do still look very round. Would be interesting to see what others on here think?

I think they are D. x anglica.

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I think they are D. x anglica.

FredG* refuses the bait  :Laie_97:

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FredG* refuses the bait :Laie_97:

You feeling alright Fred?! Even I was tempted :)

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