Taxon  Report   2822    
Drosera rotundifolia  L.
Round leaved sundew,  Roundleaf sundew
Drosera rotundifolia
© 2008 Ron Wolf
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Drosera rotundifolia
© 2006 Barry Rice
Drosera rotundifolia
© 2009 Barry Rice
Drosera rotundifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Drosera rotundifolia
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Genus: Drosera
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Drosera rotundifolia var. rotundifolia
More information about  Drosera rotundifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Drosera:  from the Greek droseros, "dewy," referring to the gland-tipped hairs on the leaves that make them look moist (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).