Drosera spatulata var. gympiensis grows in southern Queensland. This form is distinguished from Drosera spatulata var. spatulata by its floral scapes. The scapes are very short and borne close to the ground (in comparison to those of var. spatulata, which are held high above the ground). The sepals, peduncle and pedicels are covered in long glandular indumenta, which have a furry appearance (contrasted with the generally short glands which cover the scapes of var. spatulata). The flower is pink and very large relative to those of var. spatulata. Other aspects of the plant are similar to the standard variety.
This variety is known from the coastal wallum heathlands between Gympie and Fraser Island, and the adjacent mainland. It grows in moist situations in heathland and swamps in the area. The variety grows alongside D. spatulata var. spatulata.