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Utricularia macrorhiza
(formerly U. vulgaria

Common Bladderwort

Habitat: Floating-leaved to submersed plant community; most abundant in areas that are protected from wave action.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Floating stems that support finely-divided branching leaves

Bladders that are scattered along the branches are transparent or green tinted, darkening to brown or black as the plant ages

Flowers are yellow and grow on stalks that emerge from the waters surface

Carnivorous plant

Lacks true roots

Look alikes include: fanwort , and other species of the water-milfoil genus.

 

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Aquatic Invasive Monitoring




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