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Cone-spur bladderwort, Humped bladderwort
Utricularia gibba
Lentibulariaceae


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.
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.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton