In the peaks of the Grampians, the cold weather results in an interesting branched morphology and stunning red colour in Drosera auriculata. It is not common for temperatures to dip below freezing in these peaks during the growing season of the plants, which spans from winter to late spring. Plants growing in particularly exposed locations, such as on moss beds on clifftop seepages, appear to get their main stem frozen off. Many shorter stems emerge directly from the basal rosette to replace it – perhaps due to the propensity of Victorian D. auriculata to branch. In comparison, specimens growing nearby in sheltered positions like under bushes tend to retain a single main stem. I saw these specimens on the ridge of the Victoria Range, at elevations of roughly 900m.