Family: Droseraceae (Sundew family).
Tall Sundew is a common plant of the heathy dry forests, often growing in hard stony ground. The leaves have sticky insect catching hairs. Insects caught on the leaves are digested by the sundew.
This sundew has previously been considered a subspecies of Pale Sundew (i.e. as Drosera peltata subspecies auriculata). The differences between Pale Sundew (D. peltata) and Tall Sundew (D. auriculata) are
|Pale Sundew||Tall Sundew||Basal rosette||Usually present||Usually absent||Habitat||Damp gullies, damp grassland||Dry or damp places||Height||Usually to 20cm high||Usually to 35cm high||Sepals||Usually hairy||Hairless|