LakeStewardship


Lentibulariaceae
Bladderwort Family

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Utricularia purpurea - Bladderwort

Shallow shorelines and wetland inlets. Typically sparesely distributed in a lake or pond, but may from large mats of free-floating plants. These carniverous plants have small bubble-like structures called bladders, used to trap microscopic animals. Pea-like flower sticks up above surface supported by inflated stems.

Line drawing of Utricularia purpurea
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Utricularia spp - Bladderwort

Shallow shorelines and wetland inlets. Typically sparesely distributed in a lake or pond, but may from large mats of free-floating plants. These carniverous plants have small bubble-like structures called bladders, used to trap microscopic animals. Pea-like flower sticks up above surface supported by inflated stems.

Utricularia spp growth habit
Growth habit. Minerva Lake, July 2003.
Utricularia spp growth habit close-up
Growth habit - closeup Minerva Lake, July 2003.
Utricularia spp close-up of bladders
Close-up of bladders Minerva Lake, July 2003.

Utricularia radiata - Bladderwort

Shallow shorelines and wetland inlets. Typically sparesely distributed in a lake or pond, but may from large mats of free-floating plants. These carniverous plants have small bubble-like structures called bladders, used to trap microscopic animals. Pea-like flower sticks up above surface supported by inflated stems.

Line drawing of Utricularia radiata
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