Drosera rotundifolia. N.O. Droseraceae.
Synonym ► Dewplant, Flytrap, Round-leaved Sundew. Habitat ► Bogs and marshy ground.
Features ► Stem is the slender, wiry, leafless flower-stalk, about four inches high. Leaves radical, reddish, spherical, with glands exuding a sticky juice which is not dried by the sun’s heat—hence the plant’s common name. Flowers small, white, on one side of the flower-stalk.
Part used ► Herb.
Action ► Expectorant, pectoral, demulcent, antispasmodic.
Particularly in dry, tickling coughs, on which the herb seems to have almost a specific action. Of definite value in whooping-cough. The 1/2 ounce to 1 pint boiling water infusion is given in tablespoonful doses as required.