Also in Germany wild-growing carnivorous plants are to be found. First, three native sundew species are to mention, all raised bog inhabitants. The English Sundew (Drosera anglica) is slightly rarer than the Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia). Even more rarer is the Oblong-leaved Sundwew (Drosera intermedia), which you can find in the lowered range of raised bogs, where it stands very wet. The raised bog is partly also habitat of seven bladderwort species, which are native in Germany. These are sometimes difficult to distinguish from each other. The most common bladderwort species are probably the Southern Bladderwort (Utricularia australis) and the Common Bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris). Both species can become very large and can build almost two metres long shoots in summer. The plants are especially delightful and easy to find at midsummer, then they breach with hundreds intensive yellow flowers. The two native butterwort species are to be found rather in fens. First and foremost to mention is the Common Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris), the most frequent German carnivorous plant. More rarely and only in the vicinity of the Alps is to be found the warmth avoiding Alpine Butterwort (Pinguicula alpina). Only in a few locations is meanwhile the Purple Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea) to be found, which originally originates from the USA. These are artificial locations, original the plant was not native in Germany.
Up to a few years ago this enumeration could have been completed by a further species. Before then the Water Wheel Plant (Aldrovanda vesiculosa) was also native in Germany. The worldwide distributed Water Wheel Plant is a very interesting species with circa 5 mm great aquatic snap traps. Unfortunately the species is extremely demanding concerning to its habitat requirements. It demands absolutely clear water and reacts extremely sensitive to algae growth. At its last known locations is the species lost for years, so that you have unfortunately to assume, that the Water Wheel Plant is finally extinct in Germany.
In addition you can find a special about lowland pitcher plants (Nepenthes) in their natural habitat in Borneo.