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 (sŭn′do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
Any of various insectivorous plants of the genus Drosera, growing in wet areas and having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap insects. Also called drosera.

[Obsolete Dutch sondauw (translation of Latin rōs sōlis, dew of the sun) : son, sun (from Middle Dutch sonne; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots) + dauw, dew (from Middle Dutch dau; see dheu- in Indo-European roots).]


(Plants) any of several bog plants of the genus Drosera, having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects: family Droseraceae
[C16: translation of Latin ros solis]


(ˈsʌnˌdu, -ˌdyu)

any of several small bog or aquatic plants, esp. of the genus Drosera.
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Noun1.sundew - any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insectssundew - any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
Drosera, genus Drosera - the type genus of Droseraceae including many low bog-inhabiting insectivorous plants


[ˈsʌndjuː] Nrocío m de sol
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"Those poor insects!" Anyway, we had a brilliant day out on Risley Moss with Josh Styles, of the North West Rare Plant Initiative, planting some of the more rare sundews, oblong-leaves and great sundew.
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The greenhouse benches are full of other jewels, including butterworts and sundews. Butterworts resemble fleshy leafed succulents, but when you study them you see tiny dewlike droplets on the leaves, which are the eating apparatus for their meal.
This plant grows to a height nearly five feet, making it one of the three largest sundews known to humans.
Little research has been published on whether sundews (Drosera) can lure their prey despite being the second largest genus (160 species) of carnivorous plants.
These cousins of Audrey II are the pitcher plants (one species), sundews (three species and one hybrid), bladderworts (14 species), and butterworts (one species).
Working at home, Melody cultivated the Cape sundews under controlled conditions and measured their growth response to varying soil nutrient levels.
To lure thirsty files, sundews have stalks tipped with what appears to be sparkling dewdrops.
The rare insect-eating round-leaved sundews were saved by RSPB and United Utilities staff and volunteers working at Dovestone Reservoir in Saddleworth.
A 15 acre oasis in the heart of Edgbaston, you can stroll the grounds as well as visit the Tropical House, see the Venus flytraps and sundews in the Subtropical House, look at the cacti and spurges in the Arid House and the fuchsias, coleus and shrubs in the tranquil Mediterranean House.