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Drosera salinaDrosera salina is small erect growing species reaching up to 5 cm in height. This species always forms a green basal rosette during the early stage of the growing season. The leaves of the basal rosette are usually folded and most often the petioles stay below the substrate surface. A glabrous stem later emerges from the middle of the basal rosette. The leaves are scattered solitary. The tubers and flowers are white and open for several days (see pictures below). The pollen is only released a while after the flower opened.
Drosera salina is one of the self-pollinating species.
The combination of size, always formed basal rosette and flower colour is unique.
This species was named Drosera salina because it is growing on the shore of salt lakes like Lake King. Nevertheless, I do not imitate those conditions and grow the species in the same substrate as the other tuberous drosera.
My reason for this is that the conditions at the natural habitat may obviously suitable for the plant but nevertheless they do not need to be ideal or even required. This species certainly has the advantage that it can tolerate salty conditions in contrast to many others, therefore it can grow where other species can not grow. Another species able to tolerate conditions (in that case metal salt levels toxic for many species) is Darlingtonia californica as you all may know very well. But nevertheless, it grows quite well without those conditions.
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