Round Leaved Sundew, Drosera Rotundifolia, Hothfield Heathlands, Kent UK, Kent W ...
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Description: Round Leaved Sundew, Drosera rotundifolia, Hothfield Heathlands, Kent UK, Kent Wildlife Trust, On each leaf, hair-like tendrils tipped with glistening droplets attract passing insects. But this ’dew’ is very sticky and when the sundew’s tendrils detect the presence of prey, it curls them inwards, trapping the insect. Eventually, the whole leaf wraps around the prey; the enclosed insect is digested and the nutrients absorbed by the plant. The acidic habitats the Round-leaved Sundew lives in don’t provide enough nutrients, so it has evolved this carnivorous way of life to supplement its diet