Drosera rotundifolia L., or also known as the roundleaf sundew, is a part of the Sundew Family. This perennial is considered an insectivore or insect eater. This insectivore grows to be about 1 foot tall with round small leaves basally rosette, almost completely covered in tiny, sticky, red hairs that allow insects to get stuck for their food source. In the months between June and September the roundleaf sundew sprouts very few flowers that range from a pink color to white on a single side of its 2 to 9 inch long stalk.
This insectivorous plant can be found in Northern California to Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and eastern North America in wet meadows, marshes, and sphagnum bogs.
A poultice of the plant will help with bunions, corns, and warts. In Europe it is commonly used to make an herb medicine for respiratory infections and coughs. In lab tests it was found that this plant has antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and immunostimulating quinones. It was also found to have a muscle relaxing effect on the airways (bronchial).
Concerns of conservation have been brought up because of the over harvesting of this plant for use in Europe, so when using pick with caution as to not disturb major numbers.