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Carnivorous plants of New Zealand facts for kids

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There are fourteen species of carnivorous plants occurring in New Zealand, and four species that have been known to occur in the past.


Drosera arcturi in flower
Drosera spatulata in flower

Drosera burmanni, D. filiformis, U. arenaria and U. sandersonii have been known to occasionally occur.

Invasive species

Drosera capensis, U. arenaria, U. gibba, U. livida and U. sandersonii are listed on the National Pest Plant Accord since they are invasive species. The Cape sundew (D. capensis) and bladderwort (U. livida) have been found in the Auckland region and pose a threat to indigenous plants.

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