In my kneeling’s in Folly Bog last week, I was delighted to find both species of the insectivorous Sundew plant – Round-leaved Sundew, and Oblong-leaved Sundew. The plants are similar, so plenty of close-up inspection is needed to ensure correct identification, resulting in damp knees.
To tell the truth I’m no plant biologist, not even an amateur one, just a curious soul enjoying the variety of countryside on offer close to Lightwater. Some while ago I came across an English Nature paper online – now called Natural England – on the flora and fauna of Colony Bog & Bagshot Heath, which details the plants that can be found in Folly Bog. This is my information source.