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Read more about Small Swollen Bladderwort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-02-005b:
Utricularia inflata var. minor FAMILY Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Small Swollen Bladderwort, Floating Bladderwort, little floating bladderwort
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JK Marlow jkm230331_2255
March Spartanburg County SC
Leaves normally submersed, divided into alternate segments with lateral bladder-like traps, per Weakley's Flora (2022).
Keith Bradley kab_u_radiata_06387
March Collier County FL
Floats fused basally to one another, cylindrical, ± parallel-sided through most of their length, per Weakley's Flora (2022).
Sam Pratt sbp_dscf3704
May Spartanburg County SC
Peduncle w whorl of inflated leaf-like cylindrical organs (floats); 3-4 (1-7) flowers per scape, per Weakley's Flora (2022).
Sam Pratt sbp060521_image0
June Spartanburg County SC
Plants floating unattached in water, per Weakley's Flora (2022).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Floating aquatic (without true roots); Forb
Habitat: Ponds, depression ponds, lakes, and ditches, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains
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Simple: dissected into linear segments
Whorled & alternate
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!
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p411
- Guide to the Wildflowers of SC, 2nd ed. (McMillan, Porcher, Rayner, & White; 2022) p481
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p095
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p249
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p283
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