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 areas 1

Flower Description:

White or pink 1


Upright perennial herb with tuberous root 2

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 hairy 2,1
It differs from other species present at the Prom as the leaves on the stem are crescent shaped 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.