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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Utricularia cornuta Michx.
USDA Symbol: UTCO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , 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. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
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
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1165
Collected 2012-06-10 in Anderson County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff