A sundew by the wrong name

In your photo essay “Paddles and Petals” [May/June 2011] you pictured a sundew and identified it as Drosera rotundifolia, the round-leaved sundew. I would suggest the plant is Drosera rotundifolia, spatulate-leaved sundew.

Jim Spencer, Camillus

 

Ecologist Raymond Curran says Jim Spencer is correct. The sundew appears to be Drosera intermedia as the leaf is more oval (spatula-shaped) than round.

 

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