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I've recently got his sundew and have know idea what species it is, I also noticed that the leaves moved up (before they were flat on the ground) can you tell me what species it is and what's wrong with the leaves?

Hi Freeman,

These are Drosera burmanii, and a very nice collection of them.  The leaf appearance you see is very normal for them, but they look like they could use a bit more sun.  The most common type of this plant is normally all-green, but usually you see a slight pink cast to them.  This is one of the sundews that have snap-tentacles on the outer ring.  Tickle them with a bug or something edible and they will move in rapidly.  This plant is also an annual, so be sure to collect seed when they bloom.

This plant is usually pretty voracious.  I've seen full sized houseflies subdued by them.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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