27 August 2008

Insectivorous plants

Whilst on Skye, we found some other carnivorous plants in addition to the Bladderworts.

The Pale Butterwort (Pinguicula lusitanica) is found in the west of Scotland. It traps insects on its sticky leaves.

The Common Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) is found throughout Scotland and has bigger, deeper-coloured flowers.
The Common Butterwort (left below) has much brighter green leaves than the Pale Butterwort (right).

The Great Sundew (Drosera anglica) has long narrow leaves which trap insects with sticky hairs. It is found in the west of Scotland.

This plant is probably a hybrid between the Great and Common Sundews (Drosera x obovata).

For more about Sundews, see the Sundew page on our website.

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