Produces leaves up to 7 cm in length bearing traps up to 2.5 cm long, although traps up to 3.5 mm long may occasionally be produced. In addition to its distinctive marginal lashes, Dionaea ‘ Bristle Tooth ‘ is noteworthy for it bears thick, bristly trigger hairs. The leaves are bright yellowish green, with deep red colouration present across the inner surfaces of the traps’ lobes. If exposed to very strong sunlight, the insides of the traps may turn dark purple. Most leaves produced during the growing season are decumbent, although occasional erect leaves may develop in small numbers during spring and summer months. It produces unusually large leaves early in the growing season.