July 6, 2012
English sundew (Drosera anglica) is also known as Great sundew. This sundew guide from MSU says that there are 4 species of sundew in Michigan.
Similar to Sarracenia purpurea (pitcher-plant) and Pinguicula vulgaris (butterwort), sundews are carnivorous plants, capturing insects (primarily) with their nectar-like, mucilaginous secretions to supplement nutrients, such as nitrogen, that are otherwise in low availability in their habitats. Sundew leaves curl around their insect prey, when captured, to digest it.