Plants of the Castlemaine District
Scented Sundew - native (Drosera aberrans)
Family: Droseraceae (Sundew family).
Other names: formerly known as Drosera whittakeri subspecies aberrans.
Scented Sundew is common in heathy woodlands and box-ironbark forests.
- the flowers grow from a rosette or pink or green leaves
- the leaves have sticky glandular hairs that trap insects
- the leaves are spoon-shaped
- the flowers are on short stalks, so that the flowers are close to the leaves
- the flowers are large, white, and showy.
Photos 1: Scented Sundew. Wattle Flat. 2: In flower. Muckleford Forest. 3: After flowering. Fryers Ridge.