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Utricularia amethystina Salzm. ex St.-Hil. & Girard
Florida purple bladderwort

Family: Lentibulariaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida, Mexico, Central America and South America; plants previously attributed to this species from Hispaniola may represent a different taxon.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Presumed Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Ranked as presumed extirpated in Rare Plants of South Florida (Gann et al. 2002; pp 109-110) based on several collections betweeen 1916 and 1946 from Forth Myers in Lee County and six miles west of Miles City in Collier County. No new records are known.

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For images, visit CalPhotos. Wunderlin et al. (2023) note that plants in South Florida had a pale yellow corolla and could be referable to Utricularia trinervia.

Other data on Utricularia amethystina available from :


Utricularia amethystina has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Lee County Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated

Utricularia amethystina has been found in the following habitat :
Wet Flatwoods