Date of issue
: 13 August 2013
: Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
: RA Print (McKellar Renown)
Plant: Drosera lowriei
There are about 125 species of Drosera
in Australia, with 3 in America and about 20 in Europe.
They are insectivorous plants with sticky-ended 'hairs' on their leaves.
The leaves envelope and digest insects that get stuck on the sticky hairs.
This species occurs on granite outcrops in the south-western region of Western Australia.
It was named after Allen Lowrie
, a Western Australian botanist.