Insect-eating perennial herb; stems erect, 5-18 cm tall.
Basal leaves erect or ascending, the blades oblong-oblanceolate to oblong spoon-shaped, 1-4 cm long, 3-7 mm wide, the stalks 2-6 cm long, hairy, the long, reddish blade-hairs on upper surface stalked with gland-tipped, sticky, insect-trapping fluid; stem leaves lacking.
Inflorescence of raceme-like terminal cymes of 1-7 flowers, opening in full sun in a coiled cluster on one side of the stem; petals white, 6-10 mm long; calyces 4-6 mm long, fused to at least 1/3 their length.
Capsules, many seeded; seeds 1-1.5 mm long, egg-shaped, black.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BWBS(7), CWH(43), ESSF(14), ICH(38), IDF(3), MH(1), MS(8), SBPS(1), SBS(58)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Drosera longifolia L.