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Date of issue: 13 August 2013
Designer: Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: RA Print (McKellar Renown)

Plant: Drosera rupicola

Family: Droseraceae

a sundew

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 is one of the tuberous species of Drosera, found in the southern wheat-belt
and gold-fields areas of Western Australia.


 


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