The roundleaf sundew is a native insectivorous plant that grows white or pinkish flowers near the bent end of a slender stalk that grows from a small basal rosette of reddish, round, sticky leaves.
The moist glistening drops on the leaves are sticky and small organisms get stuck in the 'dew'. Longer-stalked glands near the edge of a leaf slowly bend inward, securing and placing an entrapped organism in the digestive area of stalkless glands.
Sundews can be found in area bogs as they are able to survive on nutrient-poor soils where other plants are at a disadvantage.
Images below were take at Brown's Lake Bog
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who spends her time exploring and learning about the unique history and nature in North East Ohio. She lives with her fiancé and cat in Wooster where she also works at a bookstore and grows and cans her own vegetables. When she's not doing that, yoga and embroidery (not at the same time) are other things she enjoys.