Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Northeastern Bladderwort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Northeastern Bladderwort, Resupinate Bladderwort, Lavender Bladderwort
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Keith Bradley kab_u_resupinata_5238
December Lee County FL
Wild Turkey Strand Preserve
Lavender Bladderwort is terrestrial or aquatic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).
Habitat: Wet pine flatwoods, pond margins, shores of natural lakes, per Weakley's Flora
Native to Coastal Plain of North Carolina & Georgia
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Leaves absent or simple linear grass-like aerial leaves
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!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p254
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p297
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