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Plant Details

Utricularia resupinata

Northeastern Bladderwort, Lavender Bladderwort, Resupinate Bladderwort

Scientific Name:

Utricularia resupinata

Genus:

Utricularia

Species Epithet:

resupinata

Common Name:

Northeastern Bladderwort, Lavender Bladderwort, Resupinate 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):

White, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

June, July, August

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet pine flatwoods, pond margins, shores of natural lakes. Rare in NC 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 (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Notes:

Some indication the blooms only occur when water levels recede in conjunction with higher than normal temperatures. USDA only shows occurrences in Columbus County in NC.

Bloom Close up

The pink of the flower is about the size of a hole-punch in a piece of paper – maybe .5" across, at best

image

Harry Legrande
Jun '11

Habitat

Drought conditions lowered the water level so we could see this elusive plant.

image

Harry Legrande
Jun '11

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
GoBotany


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