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Look Low

Looking low to the ground it’s possible to see a whole new world.

The poor acid soils of Norfolk’s bogs hold plants that supplement their diets with an insect or two. I photographed these round leaved sundews last week. They have sweet smelling sticky ‘glue’ tipped lances used to capture the odd fly or two that give the plant the nutrients they cannot glean via their roots.

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2 Responses to “Look Low”


  1. June 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Another insectivorous plant, Common Butterwort, was out in flower in North Norfolk last weekend.

    James

    • June 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      … and aren’t they a cracking plant too James. We saw the trio of Common Butterwort, Round leafed Sundew and Pugsley’s Marsh Orchids which are so often closely associate with each other.


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