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Utricularia olivacea

Dwarf Bladderwort, Midget Bladderwort

Scientific Name:

Utricularia olivacea

Genus:

Utricularia

Species Epithet:

olivacea

Common Name:

Dwarf Bladderwort, Midget Bladderwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

September, October

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

In floating mats (often algal) in water of limesink ponds (dolines), artificial lakes or beaver ponds. Rare in NC Coastal Plain and Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

No apparent leaves

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

No Apparent Leaves

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

Notes:

Listed as threatened in Brunswick, Cataret, Craven, Cumberland, Hoke, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties in NC.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Sarracenia.com


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