Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Paul Skawinski

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Lentibulariaceae
Utricularia vulgaris L.
Common bladderwort, great bladderwort
Utricularia: from Latin utriculus, "a small bag or bladder," the common name of which is bladderwort
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial, floating aquatic; stems leafy, loosely floating just below the water surface
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 3/4" long, 2 lipped, lower lip with sickle-like spur facing forward; flower drawing inflorescence 6-20 stalked flowers in a cluster (raceme) on a sagging stalk held above the water, 1-several bracts below the cluster; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:finely divided, leaf-like branches forking 3-7 times, no midrib, alternate; many bladders, young bladders greenish and transparent, older ones dark brown to black
Habitat: lakes, ponds, ditches
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Utricularia macrorhiza Leconte
Utricularia vulgaris L. subsp. macrorhiza (Leconte) R.T.Clausen
Utricularia vulgaris L. var. americana A.Gray

         
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