Plant Details

Pinguicula lutea

Yellow Butterwort

Scientific Name:

Pinguicula lutea

Common Name:

Yellow Butterwort

Plant Family

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)


NC Native



Bloom Color(s):


Bloom Time:

March - May

Habitat Description:

“Pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods, mostly in the outer Coastal Plain, rarely extending inland to seepages and sandhill-pocosin ecotones in the fall-line Sandhills of SC…Se. NC (Pender and New Hanover counties)” Weakley 2015

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)


"Insects trapped by the sticky leaves of butterworts are digested by enzymes secreted by the leaves, which then absorb the nutrients." Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

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USDA PLANTS Database Record

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