Sundews South West Australia wild flowers Pemberton


Sundews South West Australia is from a scanned film original and digitally printed onto photographic paper with a lustre surface. Sizes include 15×30 inches and 20×40 inches.

Prints come with a white border, therefore the actual print size will be slightly larger than dimensions stated.

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Sundews South West Australia Pemberton.

Sundews South West Australia take their family name from the word Drosera. This family name refers to the plants’ dewdrop like sticky secretions. If you look carefully you will see them covering their leaves.

Most of the coastal regions have ancient soils and as a result are poor in trace nutrients. Sundews have evolved their own way of dealing with this problem by eating insects. Although they do not have teeth they are carnivorous plants.

Insects searching for food are attracted to the flowers. They become stuck in the delicate but highly sticky honey-like secretions. Unable to move the unfortunate bug is then digested by these secretions. This leads to the release of nutrients the sundew could otherwise not obtain from the soil.

This image was published in my book about the landscape surrounding the Pemberton Wine Region.

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