Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
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Read more about Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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)
Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort, Humped Bladderwort
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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).
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Floating aquatic (without true roots); Forb
Habitat: Ponds, lakes, and diches, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain, rare in GA Piedmont (uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Developed leaves with 2 segments, leaves usually forked once
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (usually)
2 fertile stamens, occasionally 2 staminodia
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p096?
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p247
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p254
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p297?
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