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sundew plant photographed at myponga south australia these tiny little carnivorous plants are plentiful throughout australia, one of the Drosera family one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, and individual species vary extensively in their specific morphology. Common to all members of Drosera are highly modified leaves lined with tentacle-like glandular trichomes. At the end of each trichome, a bead of highly viscous mucilage is secreted, which resembles a drop of dew single drop of mucilage may be stretched to lengths of up to a meter and cover one million times its original surface area. Insects and other prey animals are attracted by the smell of this mucilage and become stuck in it...wiki Australia,Drosera,Geotagged,myponga,south australia Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

sundew plant

photographed at myponga south australia these tiny little carnivorous plants are plentiful throughout australia, one of the Drosera family one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, and individual species vary extensively in their specific morphology. Common to all members of Drosera are highly modified leaves lined with tentacle-like glandular trichomes. At the end of each trichome, a bead of highly viscous mucilage is secreted, which resembles a drop of dew single drop of mucilage may be stretched to lengths of up to a meter and cover one million times its original surface area. Insects and other prey animals are attracted by the smell of this mucilage and become stuck in it...wiki

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  1. I totally love this photo. It has this fairy tale atmosphere in it, beautiful lighting, yet showing a carnivorous creature. Promoted! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Ditto, this really is a stunning photo and a fascinating plant. Posted 6 years ago
  3. I lived for about 20 years in a street named after this very plant. Amazing and indeed dreamlike shot. Posted 6 years ago

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By Jef braund

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Uploaded May 14, 2014. Captured in LOT 10 Main South Road, Myponga SA 5202, Australia.