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Cone-spur bladderwort, Humped bladderwort
Utricularia gibba
Lentibulariaceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small herbaceous wildflower.

Dimensions: Flowering stem about 4 inches tall. Spreading and forming patches much broader than tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Widespread in North America south to the Monroe County Keys; West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World. Very rare and scattered in South Florida.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Swamps and marshes.

Soils: Wet, poorly-drained to permanantly innundated calcareous or organic soils.

Nutritional Requirements: High; requires rich organic soils for optimal growth.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: Spring-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Wildlife and Ecology: Small animals are trapped in bladders on the submerged leaves.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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