It is very curious, but Trecul disbelieves that drosera really clasps flies!
drosera, dros′er-a, n. a genus of small herbaceous plants of the order droserace, generally inhabiting marshy places.
Our common Sun-dews (drosera) are also insectivorous, the prey being in their case captured by glutinous hairs.
I shall be glad to receive the drosera at any time, if 311 you chance to come across it.
But I will not publish on drosera till next year, for I am frightened and astounded at my results.
The latter I want about some strange movements in cells of drosera, which Meyen alone seems to have observed.
I do not think any discovery gave me more pleasure than proving a true act of digestion in drosera.
Such a plant is our common round-leaved sundew (drosera rotundifolia, L.).
It only shuts for a short time if a grain of sand touches the sensitive hair, and, like drosera, is not deceived in its food.
If some Sundew (drosera) can be obtained and kept in the schoolroom, it will supply material for many interesting experiments.