Drosera huegelii is one of my favourite species of erect tuberous sundew. Its thin stems are adorned with dangling jellyfish-like leaves, which I find to be quite charming. There are two main form of the plant which are widely distributed along the south west coast of Western Australia. The typical form of plant grows up to half a meter long and scrambles amongst shrubs to remain upright. A dwarf form referred to as the ‘phillmanniana’ variety is restricted to the high peaks of the Stirling Range and select granite outcrops in the South West region. This tiny plant grows only a few centimeters tall but retains a proportionally oversized flower.
It’s dangling, alternating leaves distinguish it from other erect species. In some cases, Drosera macrantha can be somewhat similar, in which case Drosera huegelli can be separated by its glabrous surfaces.