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Pinguicula villosa

Pinguicula villosa L.

Hairy Butterwort

Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)



USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glandular
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , NU , ON , PE , QC , SK , YT

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 70 - Saskatchewan Wildflowers (2020) Glen Lee
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-06
Research By: TWC Staff

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