Small, lavender-pink flowers appear on thin stalks. Drosera filiformis flowers come in several shades, including white. The flower shown is actually about 9/16 inch in diameter. Many flowers are produced on each spike.
Drosera filiformis forms a "fiddlehead" as it unfurls. Actual leaf thickness is about 3/32 inch.
A highly magnified view of the U.S. native sundew, Drosera filiformis, showing a midge which it has captured. This sundew's leaves typically reach around 5-8 inches tall. These are quite thin and cluster in a vase-like arrangement above the bud.

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