Utricularia geminiscapa Benj.
Family: Lentibulariaceae
hidden-fruited bladderwort, twin-stemmed bladderwort
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Etymology: Utricularia: from Latin utriculus, "a small bag or bladder," the common name of which is bladderwort
Plants: annual/perennial, floating aquatic; stems leafy, loosely floating just below the water surface
Leaves: finely divided, leaf-like branches, forking 3-7 times, with scattered bladders, no midrib, alternate
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 2 lipped, small, some not opening, lower lip 1/4"-1/3" and with a sickle-like spur; flower drawing usually solitary on each stalk; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: quiet water
Conservation Status: Native