Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 16 taxa in the family Lentibulariaceae, Bladderwort family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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Common Name: Small Butterwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pinguicula pumila   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinguicula pumila   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinguicula pumila 170-01-001   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods

Uncommon in GA & SC Coastal Plain, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Butterwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinguicula lutea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinguicula lutea 170-01-002   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods, mostly in the outer Coastal Plain, rarely extending inland to seepages and sandhill-pocosin ecotones in the fall-line Sandhills of SC

Common in GA, uncommon in SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Blue Butterwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pinguicula caerulea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pinguicula caerulea 170-01-003   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods, mostly in the outer Coastal Plain, rarely extending inland to seepages and sandhill-pocosin ecotones in the fall-line Sandhills of NC & SC

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Slender Bladderwort, Zigzag Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Utricularia subulata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia subulata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia subulata 170-02-001   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in moist sands or peats of various kinds of acidic wetlands, including wet pine savannas & flatwoods, shores of linesink ponds (dolines), borrow pits, ditches

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Horned Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia cornuta 170-02-002   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in saturated peaty soils of shores of limesink ponds (dolines), bogs, fens

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Bladderwort, Slender Horned Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Utricularia juncea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia juncea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia juncea 170-02-003   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it on shores of limesink ponds (dolines), borrow pits, wet sands

Common (rare in Piedmont, uncommon in NC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Purple Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Utricularia purpurea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia purpurea   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia purpurea 170-02-004   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in water of ponds, ditches, other slow-moving water

Common (uncommon in NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Swollen Bladderwort, Inflated Bladderwort, Floating Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Utricularia inflata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia inflata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia inflata var. inflata 170-02-005a   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, ditches

Common in Coastal Plain (waif in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Small Swollen Bladderwort, Floating Bladderwort, little floating bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Utricularia radiata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia radiata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia inflata var. minor 170-02-005b   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, depression ponds, lakes, and ditches

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Greater Bladderwort, Common Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Utricularia macrorhiza   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia macrorhiza   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO AMERICAN PLANTS) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia vulgaris 170-02-006   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in pools and ponds

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


drawing of Utricularia gibba, Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort need picture of leaf or frond of Utricularia gibba, Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort need picture of flower of Utricularia gibba, Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Utricularia gibba, Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort need picture of fruit of Utricularia gibba, Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort
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Common Name: Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Utricularia gibba   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Utricularia gibba   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia gibba 170-02-007   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, and diches

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Longspur Creeping Bladderwort, Twoflower Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Utricularia biflora   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Utricularia gibba   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia biflora 170-02-008   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, and ditches

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fibrous Bladderwort, Striped Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Utricularia striata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia striata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
OF UNCERTAIN APPLICATION & LIKELY MISAPPLIED Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Utricularia fibrosa 170-02-009   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in ponds, lakes, ditches

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flatstem Bladderwort, Leafy Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Utricularia foliosa   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia foliosa   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in deep water of natural lakes and ponds

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Northeastern Bladderwort, Resupinate Bladderwort, Lavender Bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Utricularia resupinata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Utricularia resupinata   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Look for it in wet pine flatwoods, pond margins, shores of natural lakes

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: fringed bladderwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae
PLANTS National Database: Utricularia simulans   FAMILY: Lentibulariaceae

 

Native: Florida

 


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