Drosera slackii is a subtropical sundew native to the Cape Provinces of South Africa.[2] It forms rosettes that range from to two to four inches in diameter, and produces pink flowers. It is named after the British plantsman and author Adrian Slack (1933-2018).[3][4]

Drosera slackii
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Drosera
Subgenus: Drosera subg. Drosera
Section: Drosera sect. Drosera
D. slackii
Binomial name
Drosera slackii

Drosera slackii is a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5]

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  1. ^ Cheek, M. 1987. A new species of Drosera from South Africa. Kew Bulletin 42(3): 738.
  2. ^ "Drosera slackii". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  3. ^ Gibson, R. 2000. Drosera slackii – a living jewel from South Africa. Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 29(4): 107–109.
  4. ^ D'Amato, P. 1998. The Savage Garden: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California.
  5. ^ "Drosera slackii". www.rhs.org. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 1 June 2020.