Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Utricularia geminiscapa Benj.
hidden-fruited bladderwort, twin-stemmed bladderwort
Utricularia: from Latin utriculus, "a small bag or bladder," the common name of which is bladderwort
geminiscapa: geminus for "Gemini - paired;" scapus for "stem" as in "scape"
|Plant: ||annual/perennial, floating aquatic; stems leafy, loosely floating just below the water surface|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-parted, 2 lipped, small, some not opening, lower lip 1/4"-1/3" and with a sickle-like spur; usually solitary on each stalk; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||finely divided, leaf-like branches, forking 3-7 times, with scattered bladders, no midrib, alternate|
|Habitat: ||quiet water|
|Notes: ||similar to U. vulgaris but much smaller|