Drosera rotundifolia Round Leaf Sundew
The Sundew is a carnivorous plant that belongs to the same family (Droseraceae) as the Venus Flytrap. It secretes a sticky "glue" that traps small insects such as mosquitos and gnats. The head of the plant then slowly folds around its victim and gradually dissolves it thus providing essential nutrients in an otherwise nutrient poor environment. This Round Leaf Sundew lives in a bog in Cambell Tract in Anchorage. The hummock on which this Sundew grows is home to a thick mat of sphagnum moss surrounding the Sundew.