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The Droseras

Nature volume 36, page 341 | Download Citation

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Miss ANNE PRATT in her “Wild Flowers,” vol. ii. p. 155, in describing the three British species, after stating the character of the stems and flowers, remarks, “but many persons who know the plant well have never seen the flowers fully open.” Two of the species, D.rotundifolia and D. longifolia, are found in a bog on a common near here, and these have lately flowered in captivity. They were transferred from their habitat and placed in a large saucer with peat and Sphagnum, under a bell glass. The flowers have expanded from 10 a.m. to noon each day, after which the sun left them. A D. longifolia in another position was seen to flower at 2 p.m. Moisture and sun seem the conditions to bring out the blossoms. I am not aware whether they have flowered in situ, as my plants were gathered in the early morning.

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    • J. RAND CAPRON

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