Frustrated at not seeing any Sundews at Hothfield Common last week, I returned. This time was successful, but only just, as I sat on the boardwalk to look closer at the Bog Asphodel and realised that the Sundews were dotted over the mosses, and were tiny!
The green stalks in the photo above are grasses, cropped by horses, showing that the Sundew leaves are about a quarter of an inch across.It's an extrardinary plant, carniverous of course, taking and injesting small insects.
The marvellously-named Enchanter's Nightshade. According to WN McLeod, a syrop was made from this plant 'against elf-sickness', thought to be caused when an elf shot a victim with small darts.