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Drosera aurantiaca

Range: Prince Regent River to Drysdale River, Kimberleys, Western Australia

Part of the “indica complex” and endemic to the Kimberley region of northwestern Australia, this species grows in rocky or sandy soils in regions of seasonally wet or inundated depressions and wetlands. Plants may reach 8 inches tall, with narrow 4 inch apetiolate linear leaves that taper from base to tip. Coloration is typically shades of red or orange in the stem and yellow to reddish in the leaves, with deep scarlet tentacles. Tall flower stalks may be twice the length of the rest of the plant, with unique metallic orange flowers composed of broad, fringed teardrop petals borne on median-length pedicels. The stems bear small translucent white glands and red-tipped “mushroom” glands, but this species is primarily unique in the color of its flowers.

Cultivation: Grow in a sandy peat soil, kept moist to wet at all times and with high temperatures year round. Sow seeds on soil surface, and grow in full sun.

Lifespan and reproduction: Annual. Reproduces through seeds only; cuttings not reported successful.