Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Flatstem Bladderwort at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Flatstem Bladderwort, Leafy Bladderwort
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March Collier County FL
Big Cypress National Preserve
Readily IDed because of large flattened stolons covered w gelatinous goo, per www.sarracenia.com/faq.html.
COMPARE aquatic plants
Floating aquatic (without true roots); Forb
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Look for it in deep water of natural lakes and ponds, per Weakley's Flora
Simple: dissected into linear segments
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (usually)
2 stamens & 2 minute staminodia
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!