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Drosera brevifolia Pursh. Dwarf Sundew. Phen: Feb-May (-Jun). Hab: Pine savannas, other wet sandy sites, rarely in seepage over rock outcrops. Dist: The species ranges from e. MD (Howard 2019) and se. VA south to s. FL and west to AR, OK, and TX; disjunct in sc. TN; disjunct in w. SC in the uppermost Piedmont (Blue Ridge Escarpment region); Cuba; s. Mexico (CHO, OAX); Central America; South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: D. leucantha may be the correct name for this taxon; see Shinners (1962) and Wood (1966) for a contentious discussion of nomenclatural issues.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl4, FNA6, G, GrPl, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mex, NcTx, S, S13, Tn, Va, WH3, Schnell (2002b), Wood (1960), Wynne (1944); = Drosera leucantha Shinners – RAB, Shinners (1962c); = n/a – Tat; > Drosera annua E.L.Reed – Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Floyd A. Griffith | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Floyd A. Griffith | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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