Utricularia vulgaris
(Common Bladderwort)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Common Bladderwort, Greater Bladderwort, Hooded Water Milfoil
    Synonyms: Utricularia macrorhiza
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 2 - 9
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - September
    Status: Native

Utricularia vulgaris, or Common Bladderwort, is native to almost the entire US, only not being reported from Mississippi or Hawaii. It is a carnivorous perennial that grows in wet areas, like bogs, fens and seeps, but also in pond and lake shores, ditches, dams and swamps, anywhere with shallow water. It blooms in late spring to summer with bright yellow flowers.

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