Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2860

Floating aquatic (without true roots); Forb
Annual/Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC-SC)

Look for it in water of ponds, ditches, other slow-moving water, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple: dissected into linear segments
Whorled or opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink/ Purplish
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 (11/30/12):
Utricularia purpurea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia purpurea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 170-02-004:
Utricularia purpurea   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Vesiculina purpurea

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Bladderwort


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image of Utricularia purpurea

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vepu4_001_lvd

        

image of Utricularia purpurea

Keith Bradley    kab_u_purpurea_7554

May    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Utricularia purpurea

John B. Nelson    jbn_4819582860_15cc2fdf5b

August        SC

A free-floating carnivorous aquatic, flowers borne near top of 2-4" stems, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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