Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4057

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

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

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

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Developed leaves with 3+ segments, leaves usually forked twice
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
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 biflora   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia gibba   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 170-02-008:
Utricularia biflora   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Utricularia pumila

 

COMMON NAME:
Longspur Creeping Bladderwort


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image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_001

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_001b

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Spur conical, 5-9mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_002

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Leaves usually forked twice, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_006

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_988

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_992

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_992b

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_994

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Corolla yellow. Spur slender, 5-9mm long, equaling or exceeding lower lip, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_995

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_995b

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_997b

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Leaves all bladder-bearing, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_999

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Utricularia biflora

JK Marlow    jkm161028_999b

October    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Scapes 1-4 flowered, usually 2, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.