Drosera tracyi

From Coastal Plain Plants Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Drosera tracyi
Drosera tracyi KDSP.jpg
Photo by Katelin Pearson
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Nepenthales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Species: D. tracyi
Binomial name
Drosera tracyi
(Diels) Macfarl.

Common name: Tracy's sundew

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: none.[1]

Varieties: none.[1]

Drosera tracyi is often considered a synonym of Drosera filiformis. The Plant List recognizes Drosera tracyi as a synonym of Drosera filiformis var. tracyi.


Drosera tracyi is a carnivorous plant. A description of this species is provided in The Flora of North America.

Generally, for the Drosera genus, they are an "annual or a perennial, rosulate, scapose herbs. Leaves with tentacle-like, glandular trichomes, the glistening, sticky secretion of each gland contributing to the insect-catching function of the leaf, and to the common name. Flowers perfect, actinomorphic, 5-merous; sepals and petals persistent, enclosing the capsule; stamens 5; ovary syncarpous, superior, 1-locular. Capsule valvate, seeds minute." [2]


Drosera tracyi is endemic to the east Gulf Coastal Plain in a narrow belt from southwest Georgia to southeast Louisiana and northwest Florida.[3]



It flowers March to July with peak inflorescence in April and May.[4]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

Photo Gallery

References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  2. Radford, Albert E., Harry E. Ahles, and C. Ritchie Bell. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. 1964, 1968. The University of North Carolina Press. 516-7. Print.
  3. Sorrie, B. A. and A. S. Weakley 2001. Coastal Plain valcular plant endemics: Phytogeographic patterns. Castanea 66: 50-82.
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 8 DEC 2016