Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4013

Aquatic (rootless & floating), Forb
Annual/Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains

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

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple: Dissected
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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
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 (5/21/15):
Utricularia radiata   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia radiata   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 170-02-005b:
Utricularia inflata var. minor   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Small Swollen Bladderwort, Floating Bladderwort, little floating bladderwort