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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-02-002:
Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stomoisia cornuta

 

COMMON NAME:
Horned Bladderwort


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image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stco15_001_lvd

        

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmucornuta_lr1

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_bladderwort

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

One of the more striking species of bladderworts in NC, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_bladderwort2

May    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

...where sympatric with U. juncea, U. cornuta flowers much earlier, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

JK Marlow    jkm060603_043

June    Pickens County    SC

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

JK Marlow    jkm060604_024

June    Pickens County    SC

Lower lip at least 0.5" long with downward-pointing spur & elevated palate, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

JK Marlow    jkm060604_063

June    Pickens County    SC

Can be distinguished from U. juncea by its fewer & larger, crowded flowers, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

JK Marlow    jkm220605_8242

June    Greenville County    SC

Chandler Heritage Preserve

image of Utricularia cornuta, Horned Bladderwort

Keith Bradley    kab_u_cornuta_73426

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

A slender spur curves downward, almost tilting the flower diagonally upward, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-02-002:
Utricularia cornuta   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stomoisia cornuta

 

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2079

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Habitat: Saturated peaty soils of shores of limesink ponds (dolines), bogs, fens, wet barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: sparsely dissected, very small, usually underground and seldom seen
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FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (usually)
2 fertile stamens, occasionally 2 staminodia
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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