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Drosera x linglica


Range: known in the wild only from Michigan fens


To preface first: it is generally frowned upon to accept hybrid names that are just amalgamations of the two parent species, but this is one of few accepted published exceptions. A cross between D. anglica x linearis, this hybrid is difficult to distinguish from its parents, particularly anglica and thus is little known with few references. Reports suggest that wild plants tend to express redder coloration and a tendency to grow short and clump more than either parent does, and of course is sterile unlike the parental species.


Cultivation: if produced, grow in a sandy peat-based soil, kept moist to waterlogged and moderately humid with temperatures between 65-85°F during the growing season. Most forms are likely to be with temperate forms of anglica, so when plants go dormant, allow to dry to just damp and store in a cool to cold location until spring or for at least 3 months. Sow initial seeds (if making the cross yourself) on the soil surface and provide a 4-8 week cold stratification, and grow in strong artificial light to full sun.


Lifespan and reproduction: perennial. Reproductively sterile, but can be grown from cuttings.


Sources: Lowrie et al. (2017). Drosera of the World Vol. 2. Redfern Productions

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