Plant of the month 05/21: Drosera adelae

Our P o M for May is Drosera adelae, a “true North Queenslander” highlighted in Hugh’s presentation at our recent meeting.

Photo: Hugh Sweatman

Like other Drosera (about 150 species worldwide, commonly known as Sundews) D. adelae has mobile glandular hairs on its leaves, used to trap tiny insects from which the plant absorbs nutrients.

D. adelae is the southern-most of three Drosera species endemic to Queensland rainforests. Read more in Hugh’s article here.