Utricularia subulata L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Utricularia subulata L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Underground parts very delicate, rarely collected, with bladders 0.5 mm; aerial lvs, if present, linear, to 1 cm; flowering branches very slender, erect, 3–20 cm, 1–10-fld; bracts ovate or elliptic, 1–2 mm, peltate, attached at or below their middle; pedicels 4–15 mm; cor commonly yellow, the lower lip usually 4–7 mm, with prominent palate and widely spreading limb; spur about equaling the lip and appressed to its lower surface. Wet soil and very shallow water, often among mosses; N.S. to Fla. along the coastal plain, thence w. to Ark. and Tex. May–Sept. (Setiscapella s.) A depauperate form 2–5 cm with 1–3 whitish fls 1–2 mm sometimes occurs with the normal form. (U. cleistogama; Setiscapella c.)

  • Common Names

    slender bladderwort