Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4058

Floating aquatic (without true roots), Forb

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

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

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Aquatic

LEAVES:
Developed leaves with numerous segments, leaves usually forked 4-6x
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow with brown stripes
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 macrorhiza   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Utricularia macrorhiza   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED TO AMERICAN PLANTS) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 170-02-006:
Utricularia vulgaris   FAMILY Lentibulariaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Utricularia vulgaris ssp. macrorhiza

 

COMMON NAME:
Greater Bladderwort