the Drosera, which is from the Greek drosos, dew. So called from the dew-like drops which rest on the hairy fringes of the leaves.
By the lone fountain's secret bed, Where human footsteps rarely tread; Mid the wild moor or silent glen, The sundew blooms unseen by men, And, ere the summer's sun can rise, Drinks the pure water of the skies.
The Wild Garland.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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