Drosera tracyi

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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

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." [1]




It flowers March to July with peak inflorescence in April and May.[2]

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References and notes

  1. 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.
  2. 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