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Utricularia radiata Small
Floating bladderwort, Little floating bladderwort
USDA Symbol: UTRA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Flowers 1/2 inch
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , IN , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT Canada: NB
, NS Native Habitat:
Still water USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil Description: Acid-based
BenefitWarning: 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 size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plantís different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff