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Plant Details

Utricularia resupinata

Northeastern Bladderwort, Lavender Bladderwort, Resupinate Bladderwort

Scientific Name:

Utricularia resupinata

Common Name:

Northeastern Bladderwort, Lavender Bladderwort, Resupinate Bladderwort

Plant Family

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

White with pink

Size in Feet:

scape .3

Light:

full-sun

Soil Moisture:

hydric(*)

Bloom Time:

June - July - August

Bloom Area:

Coast

Habitat Description:

Wet pine flatwoods, pond margins, shores of natural lakes. Rare in NC Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

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
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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