Pink Sundew

Pink sundew (Drosera capillaries) is a carnivorous plant that grows in nitrogen-poor soils in the spring time. Native Americans, including the Miccosukee, used the plants to treat ringworm. Chemicals in sundews have been used to treat gram-negative bacteria, warts, corns and bunions.

Did You Know?

The pink sundew produces a sticky, acidic substance that insects mistake for nectar. When they are trapped, the leaves fold up on themselves until the insect has been digested. Learn more about the pink sundew through the Florida Wildflower Foundation.

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