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Plant Details

Utricularia cornuta

Horned Bladderwort

Scientific Name:

Utricularia cornuta

Common Name:

Horned Bladderwort

Plant Family

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

yellow

Size in Feet:

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Light:

full-sun

Soil Moisture:

hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August - September

Bloom Area:

Coast, Mountains

Habitat Description:

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

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled, S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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

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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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