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Utricularia inflata

Swollen Bladderwort, Inflated Bladderwort, Big Floating Bladderwort

Scientific Name:

Utricularia inflata

Genus:

Utricularia

Species Epithet:

inflata

Common Name:

Swollen Bladderwort, Inflated Bladderwort, Big Floating Bladderwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Ponds, lakes, ditches. Common in NC Coastal Plain, a waif at one location (an artificial pond) in the NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Notes:

appears to be aggressive growing bladderwort. Listed as Noxious Weed in Washington State, Endangered or threatened in Maryland, Michigan, New York, and Tennessee

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
GoBotany New England Flora


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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