The flowers are small, measuring approximately 6mm. in width. These radially symmetrical blooms have five stamens and three styles, surrounded by five rounded, white petals and supported by five green sepals. Flowers are arranged in an elongated cluster along one side of a leafless stalk.
The capsule-like fruit contains many seeds..
The unique leaves are spoon-shaped and long, measuring 1.5 cm. in length, with long petioles. Characteristic of the sundew family, the oblong leaf heads are covered with glandular hairs that exude a sticky substance. Leaves are arranged in a basal rosette.
Spatulate-leaved sundew grows best in peat bogs.
Spatulate-leaved sundew is a carnivorous plant. The sticky substance excreted by the leaf hairs trap insects and digest them for nutrition.
Spatulate-leaved sundew is a short lived, perennial herb.
Its genus name comes form the Greek word droseros, meaning watery or dewy, and refers to the dewy substance excreted by the leaves