Drosera auriculata

Common name: 

Tall Sundew

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, ?Victorian Volcanic Plain (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXZ) also SA, QLD, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Dry and damp areas, often among rocks in forested areas1

Flower description:

White or pink1


Upright perennial herb with tuberous root2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from D. peltata subsp. peltata in that it does not have basal rosette leaves and its buds are smooth. Buds of D. peltata subsp. peltata are hairy2,1
It differs from other species present at the Prom as the leaves on the stem are crescent shaped1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.