Utricularia purpurea Walter
Family: Lentibulariaceae
eastern purple bladderwort,  more...
[Vesiculina purpurea (Walter) Raf.,  more]
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Eric J. Epstein  
Etymology: Utricularia: from Latin utriculus, "a small bag or bladder," the common name of which is bladderwort
Plants: annual/perennial, floating aquatic; submersed stems up to 40" long
Leaves: whorls of 5-7 filament-like segments, many tips with bladders
Flowers: purple to red-purple, 5-parted, 1/2" long, 2 lipped; lower lip 3-lobed, with a yellow spot, and a spur shorter than the lip; flower drawing inflorescence 1-4 stalked flowers in a cluster (raceme) held 1"-6" above the water; blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: soft, quiet water from shallow to more than 10' deep
Conservation Status: Native
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Marj Davis  
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Paul Skawinski  
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Steve C. Garske  
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Hugh H. Iltis  
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