Utricularia minor 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 minor L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems mostly creeping on the soil and forming mats under shallow water; lvs numerous, mostly 0.3–1 cm, commonly 3-parted at base and then dichotomous or irregularly 1–3 times divided, the segment slender, flat, the ultimate ones strongly acuminate; fls mostly 2–9(–15) in a lax raceme on an emergent peduncle 4–15 cm; pedicels soon arcuate-recurved; cor yellow, the lower lip 4–8 mm, twice as long as the upper, the palate scarcely developed; the spur small, to half as long as the lower lip; 2n=44. Shallow water; circumboreal, s. to N.J., Ind., and Calif.

  • Common Names

    lesser bladderwort