The Sundews are one of the largest groups of carnivorous plants with at least 194 species. It is easily identifiable by its tentacle-like stems that unwind out of a basal rosette of leaves. They can be green, yellow-green to red in color. Each leaf is covered with hair-like structures and tipped with glands that exude a sticky, dew-like substance that persists throughout the day. This attracts insects that are digested with enzymes. Flowers vary in color and they open in the mornings on sunny days throughout the summer. These plants are found in bogs, fens, and marshes throughout the world and range from tropicals to ones that are native to Canada. They are listed as endangered or threatened in several native states.
Cultivation is fairly easy for most species. Grow them in a peat/ sand mix, kept moist year-round, and in full sun in the ground or containers.