Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Spoon-leaved Sundew
Drosera intermedia
Family: Droseraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1

Savannas, ditches, pocosins, margins of pools or streams, often in standing water (Weakley 2011), flatwoods.

Species Description:
Perennial carnivorous forb.

Flowering Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This small distinctive plant is reddish with spathulate (sometimes obovate) leaves form a rosette and are covered with long glandular hairs. Leaf stipules are conspicuous. The scape is glabrous with white flowers .

The habitat for this species is very specialized and not likely to withstand much alteration. Hydrologic changes (i.e. vegetation removal in the vicinity, stream alterations) would be detrimental. these sites are naturally open so some vegetation control/removal may be needed to maintain the open character of the site. Collection by the plant trade is a threat. Exotic pest plants are a threat.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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