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Pinguicula ionantha (Violet butterwort)
Cressler, Alan

Pinguicula ionantha

Pinguicula ionantha Godfrey

Violet Butterwort, Godfrey's Butterwort, Panhandle Butterwort

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 6 inches in height when in flower.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Violet
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr
Bloom Notes: Flowers are pale violet to nearly white with a violet throat.



U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q2G0
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (FL)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL
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.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pinguicula ionantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pinguicula ionantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pinguicula ionantha


Record Modified: 2023-04-10
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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