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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia gibba   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-02-007:
Utricularia gibba   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Utricularia gibba

 

COMMON NAME:
Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort


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image of Utricularia gibba, Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_utgi_001_lvd

        

Several authors have expressed doubts about the distinction between U. gibba and U. biflora, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia gibba   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 170-02-007:
Utricularia gibba   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Utricularia gibba

 

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4056

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain, rare in GA Piedmont, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Ponds, lakes, and diches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Developed leaves with 2 segments, leaves usually forked once
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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