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Utricularia cornuta

Horned Bladderwort

Scientific Name:

Utricularia cornuta

Genus:

Utricularia

Species Epithet:

cornuta

Common Name:

Horned Bladderwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Saturated peaty soils of shores of limesink ponds (dolines), bogs, fens.  Rare in NC Mountains and Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

Per Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center "The seeds and foliage of this plant are poisonous and should never be ingested. This is a carnivorous plant. It is able to suck very small organisms in through the bladders and digest them. (Niering)"

NC Natural Heritage Program NC Rank S1S2.

Horned Bladderwort flowers

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Paynter, August 2011

Showing comparative size

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Mountain bog habitat

Horned Bladderwort is also found on the coast, at the edges of limesink ponds and in bogs.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
NC State Extension


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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