The English sundew (Drosera anglica) belongs to Droseraceae (the Sundew family). It is a perennial carnivorous plant that is native to a generally circumpolar range, as far south as Japan, southern Europe, and the island of Kauai in Hawaii. In Japan, it is endemic to Oze-bog in Honshu, Daisetsu Mountain Chain and Sarobetsu-genya in Hokkaido. This herb grows in highland to alpine, sunny bogs and it can reach about 20 cm in height. It forms an upright, stemless rosette of generally linear-spatulate leaves. The upper surface of the leaves are densely covered with stalked mucilaginous glands, each tipped with a clear droplet of a viscous fluid used for trapping insects. The several white flowers bloom on the elongated flowering stalks from July to August.