Drosera humilis

Drosera humilis

Drosera humilis is a fan leaved tuberous species endemic to the sandplains between Perth and Ajana. The species breaks dormancy in late winter with an inflorescence of white blooms. These flowers usually emerge from the soil before the foliage does. The species forms a sprawling habit, with a few semi-erect stems that emerge from a central rosette of leaves. The stems in this species are particularly thin.

The species can be distinguished from other members of the Stolonifera complex by its thin stems and semi-prostrate sprawling stems. At its northern range, it overlaps with Drosera prostrata and can be identified with its long thin petioles (short and thick in Drosera prostrata).

The inflorescence of Drosera humilis, emerging before the stems. Near Cervantes.
Drosera humilis near Jurien Bay. This individual has both stems and an inflorescence at the same time.
Note the thin stems and long petioles characteristic of the species.
An overhead view of the floral inflorescence. The species produce many large concurrent blooms.
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