Jul. 3, 2017


Spoonleaf sundew flowers only open on sunny days, and the flowers always point toward the sun.  I've never seen more than one open on at a time.  I suspect this has to do with the uncurling process of the infloresence.  If more than one were open, they couldn't all point to the sun.  The leaves have shorter hairs among the long bug catchers.  The short ones absorb the nutrients produced as the long ones disolve the soft parts of their meal.  The green stalks here are northern clubmoss, Lycopodium subappressa, an even rarer plant.