Drosera anglica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaDroseraceaeDroseraDrosera anglica


An insectivorous, rosette-forming perennial herb growing in the wetter parts of raised and blanket bogs (often in standing water), in flushed valley bogs, on stony lake shores and, more rarely, in calcareous mires. Generally lowland, but with an exceptional record of 915 m from Glas Maol (Angus).



World Distribution

Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 2

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 1


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 13.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1422

Life form information

Height (cm): 13

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 601

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 292

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: -0.85

Weighted Changed Factor: -4

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.