Drosera lowriei

Drosera lowriei

Drosera lowriei is a rosetted tuberous species associated with the granite outcrops of the Wheatbelt Region in Western Australia. The species has distinctive overlapping obovate leaves which get smaller as they reach the center of the rosette. The plants are olive green to red in colouration. The species flowers after the first flush of leaves with each individual bloom borne singly on a prostrate peduncle. The species grows in mossy loam, most often on the drainage fields of the large granite outcrops that dominate the Wheatbelt. Isolated populations occur in other locations, such as by a few rivers in the Fitzgerald River National Park.

Drosera lowriei. Note the overlapping obovate leaves and single blooms.
Drosera lowriei on the outwash of a granite outcrop in the Wheatbelt
Drosera lowriei on the outwash of a granite outcrop in the Wheatbelt. The species seems to have a slight preference for loam (as opposed to the sympatric Drosera bulbosa, which prefers moss).
Drosera lowriei by a river in the Fitzgerald River National Park
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