Botany Blog Plants of the Northeastern U.S.

August 29, 2010

Purple Bladderwort

Bladderworts are carnivorous plants that form tiny bladder-like traps capable of capturing small organisms. Most species in the Northeastern U.S. are aquatic but a few species are terrestrial. Purple Bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea) is an aquatic species that occurs in soft, quiet waters of the Atlantic coastal states and sporadically further inland. It flowers from July to September.






  1. wow! I’ve never found a large group of purple utricularia like that. I love this blog.

    Comment by stephanie baldwin — April 20, 2011 @ 21:28

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