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Drosera drummondiiD. drummondii (previously D. menziesii ssp. penicillaris) is one of four species in the menziesii complex consisting of D. basifolia, D. drummondii, D. menziesii and D. thysanosepala. It is a climbing species reaching up to 115 cm in height and the leaves may glue themselves to nearby herbs or bushes for support. The plants are often deep red to maroon in colour. This subspecies produces a few bracts at the lower part of the stem. The leaves are scattered in groups of 3 along the glabrous stem which has about the same diameter throughout its length. This feature in combination with the glandular sepals makes it easy to differentiate it from D. thysanosepala which has an extremely thin lower part of the stem and glabrous sepals.
The tubers are pink.
All D. menziesii complex species form a relatively long root when grown from seeds. It usually exceeds 1 cm in length before the first leaves open (see picture below). The stolons produced in the second half of the first growing are likewise relatively long and even tiny tubers will mostly be produced 3-5 centimetre deep in the substrate.
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