Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Drosera anglica
English sundew, giant sundew

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to the Sierra Nevada of California, east to the Great Lakes region and eastern Canada.

Habitat: Bogs and swamps from low to middle elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Bog-loving, scapose, perennial herbs, the scapes 6-18 cm. tall.


Leaves all basal, ascending to erect, the blades at least twice as long as wide, glandular-viscid, ascending to erect, narrowly oblong-oblanceolate to spatulate-oblong, 1-3 cm. long and 3-5 mm. broad, gradually narrowed to petioles 1.5-8 cm. long.


Inflorescence of 1-2, somewhat 1-sided, 2- to 7-flowered racemes; calyx deeply 5-lobed, the lobes ovate-oblong; petals 5, white, oblong, longer than the calyx; stamens 5, slightly shorter than the petals; styles 4-5, bifid 2/3 their length.


Capsule 1-celled

Accepted Name:
Drosera anglica Huds.
Publication: Flora Anglica, Editio Altera 135. 1778.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Drosera longifolia L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Drosera anglica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Drosera anglica checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Drosera anglica atlas page.

CalPhotos: Drosera anglica photos.

USDA Plants: Drosera anglica information.

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