Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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Read more about Fibrous Bladderwort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-02-009:
Utricularia fibrosa FAMILY Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Fibrous Bladderwort, Striped Bladderwort
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April Berkeley County SC
Francis Marion National Forest
Upper corolla lip larger than the lower and obscurely 3-lobed, per Weakley's Flora.
COMPARE aquatic plants
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Floating aquatic (without true roots); Forb
Habitat: Ponds, lakes, and ditches, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont
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Simple: dissected into linear segments
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (usually)
2 fertile stamens, occasionally 2 staminodia
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p247
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p283
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