Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Pinguicula vulgaris L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botancial Illustration

Botancial Illustration

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Herbarium specimen

Herbarium specimen

Joshua A. Horky

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber

William S. Alverson
Family Lentibulariaceae
Pinguicula vulgaris L.
common butterwort, violet butterwort
Pinguicula: from pinguis for "fat" referring to soft-fleshy greasy-like leaves
vulgaris: Latin for "common"
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Status: Endangered
Plant: erect, perennial, 2"-6" tall forb, digests tiny insects caught on the sticky, upper surface of the leaves
Flower: blue to purple, 5-parted, 3/4" long, 2 lips, 5 lobes, lower lip longer than the upper and extending into a spur; solitary on 2"-6" leafless stalk; blooms June-July
Leaf:usually 3-6, basal, oval to elliptical, toothless, upper surface sticky
Habitat: cold, lakeshore cliffs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Pinguicula vulgaris L. var. americana A.Gray

         
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