Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2058

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

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, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple: sparsely dissected

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (usually)
2 fertile stamens, occasionally 2 staminodia
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

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 (1968) 170-02-001:
Utricularia subulata   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Setiscapella subulata

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Setiscapella cleistogama

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Bladderwort, Zigzag Bladderwort


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image of Utricularia subulata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_secl4_001_lvd

        

image of Utricularia subulata

JK Marlow    jkm060423_096

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

The erect, slender, wiry zigzag scape bears 1-10 yellow flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Utricularia subulata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmusubulata_pc1

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Lower lip to 0.3" with prominent palate and spur about equaling the lip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Utricularia subulata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmusubulata_steed

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest