Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2350

Floating aquatic (without true roots); Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (waif in Mountains)

Look for it in ponds, lakes, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple: dissected into linear segments
Whorled & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Capsule

 

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

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 (1968) 170-02-005a:
Utricularia inflata var. inflata   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Utricularia inflata

 

COMMON NAME:
Swollen Bladderwort, Inflated Bladderwort, Floating Bladderwort


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image of Utricularia inflata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_utin_001_lvd

        

image of Utricularia inflata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuinflata_echaw1

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Peduncle with whorl of inflated, leaf-like, fusiform organs (floats), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Utricularia inflata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmuinflata_echaw2

May    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Inflated stalk & rachis form a flotation device supporting flowering stalk, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.


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