Drosera tracyi

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

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Threadleaf Sundew, Tracy's Sundew


Plant Specifics

Size:10-12 inches.
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
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.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
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.