Long Leaved or Oblong Leaved Sundew
| This carnivorous plant catches small unwary flies
using sticky red tipped hairs on its oblong, tapered leaves. It then
digests the proteins in the flies to supplement its nitrate nutrition. Oblong Leaved
Sundews often grow in acid boggy habitats where nutrient levels in the soil are low.
The leaves are about 1cm across and 0.5cm wide on 1-3cm stalks. The small white
flowers form on stems at roughly the same height as the leaf stalks. Oblong Leaved
Sundew is sparsely distributed in Britain, usually being found in damp acid soils on
heathlands, mainly in western parts of Britain and Ireland.
This plant has been found on Hense Moor