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The Netherlands-Polder Westzaan
Drosera rotundifolia (round-leaved sundew - ronde zonnedauw) is a small carnivorous species of flowering plant that grows in bogs, marshes and fens. The plant feeds on insects, which are attracted to the glistening drops of mucilage, loaded with a sugary substance, covering its leaves. It has evolved this carnivorous behaviour in response to its habitat, which is usually poor in nutrients or is so acidic that nutrient availability is severely decreased. The plant uses enzymes to dissolve the insects, which become stuck to the glandular tentacles. Image made in nature reserve Polder Westzaan. © Tom Kisjes July 2021
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  • Taken: Jul 13, 2021
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  • Updated: Jul 15, 2021