Drosera neesii

Drosera neesii

Drosera neesii is an erect tuberous species endemic to coastal WA. Along with Drosera suphurea, the species is the only single-stemmed erect sundews in their range to bear crescent shaped leaves. There appears to be different forms of the plants; I observed them growing in the Perth Hills off the Brookton Highway, where they grew in wet seepages in clearings at the edge of Jarrah forest. The plants here were thin stemmed and orange in colouration.

Drosera neesii is readily distinguishable from D. sulphurea by the colour of its flower. D. neesii has a pink bloom whereas those of D. sulphurea are yellow. Without blooms, these two species are hard to distinguish.

Drosera neesii in the Perth Hills. Note the bi-lobed lamina, which has a crescentic shape.
A single specimen of Drosera neesii in the Perth Hills. Plants are self supporting. The local form had a thin central stem, which I understand to be dissimilar from plants elsewhere.
In the Perth Hills, the species grows in moist clearings at the edge of Jarrah Forest.
Drosera neesii growing in the Perth Hills
Drosera neesii.
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