Drosera rotundifolia, Sundew, round-leaved sundew.

Drosera rotundifolia, Sundew, round-leaved sundew is found in bogs. The carnivorous sundews have distinct glandular hairs, best described as tentacles topped with glands which secrete sweet sticky mucilage that attracts insects. Once they land in the goo, the insect is usually unable to escape. If it doesn't die from exhaustion, the sticky mucilage secretion surrounds, then suffocates its victim, digesting it with enzymes. The leaves of Sundew are traditionally used for lung ailments, perhaps reflecting the concept of the doctrine of signatures. Famous in Europe to treat whooping cough since the seventeenth century, extracts and tinctures are antitussive and spasmolytic.

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