Drosera schizandra – notched sundew or heart-leaf sundew
You’ll fall in love with the heart-leafed sundew! If you can grow it…
Drosera schizandra is a carnivorous perennial herb with fibrous roots found in Wooroonooran National Park on Mount Bartle Frere in Queensland, Australia near its 2 other “sisters”, Drosera adelae and Drosera prolifera. D. schizandra grows in wet sand on the banks of rivers and creeks and on moss-covered rocks in rainforests and vine forests (Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants).
It is a low-growing plant that is often described as “carnivorous lettuce” because of its broad, green leaves. These leaves usually have a notch at the tip, giving the plant its common name. Drosera schizandra produces small flowers that can range from pinkish to darker purple hues and closely resemble those of schizandra’s sisters, Drosera adelae and Drosera prolifera (though the petals are rounder, resembling prolifera more than adelae’s star-like flowers).