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).
D. anglica is the most striking of our sundews. It has been declining in England and C. Ireland since the 19th century due to drainage, eutrophication and peat extraction. Such losses continue, particularly in the English part of its range.
Circumpolar Boreal-montane element.
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.