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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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Threadleaf Sundew, Tracy's Sundew
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Blooms in spring to early summer. Winter dormant.|
|Habitats:||Savannas, bogs, moist disturbed ruderal areas (selected roadside swales), wet flatwoods|
|Recommended Uses:||Bog gardens and rain gardens.|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Unknown|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Unknown|
|Soil/Substrate:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
The plant both attracts insects for pollination and traps and digests insects. Though this species has not been well studied, other species are known to have mechanisms for keeping these separate -- eating your pollinator is not a good plant survival strategy. On study suggests that the primary separation mechanism is raising the flowers well above the sticky stems so that the pollinators don't get trapped.
Sweat bees (Agapostemon), bumble bees (Bombus), syrphid flies, and meloid beetles have been listed as pollinators.