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Utricularia purpurea

Purple Bladderwort, Eastern Purple Bladderwort

Scientific Name:

Utricularia purpurea

Genus:

Utricularia

Species Epithet:

purpurea

Common Name:

Purple Bladderwort, Eastern Purple Bladderwort

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

In water of ponds, ditches, other slow-moving water. Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in Sandhills.

Leaf Arrangement:

Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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