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Utricularia cornuta Michx.
Synonym(s): Stomoisia cornuta
USDA Symbol: UTCO
The brownish stalk of this terrestrial, carnivorous plant has a few scale-like bracts and 1-5 yellowish, 2-lipped flowers near the summit.
This species differs from many other bladderworts in being terrestrial rather than aquatic, although it may occasionally be submerged. It is able to suck very small organisms in through the bladders and digest them.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
, WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
Ontario to Nova Scotia; south to Pennsylvania; west to Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Also North Carolina south to Florida, and in e. Texas. Native Habitat:
Wet, sandy, muddy, or peaty shores; bogs.
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Sandy
BenefitUse Wildlife: This is a carnivorous plant. It is able to suck very small organisms in through the bladders and digest them. (Niering)
Warning: The seeds and foliage of this plant are poisonous and should never be ingested. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1165
Collected 2008-06-09 in Anderson County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff