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Utricularia subulata Linnaeus. Slender Bladderwort, Zigzag Bladderwort. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Moist sands or peats of various kinds of acidic wetlands, including wet pine savannas and flatwoods, shores of limesink ponds (dolines), borrow pits, ditches. Dist: In North America primarily in the Coastal Plain, from NS and e. MA south to s. FL, west to TX, north in the interior to TN and AR; also in the West Indies, Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia. Taylor (1989) termed this "the most widespread of Utricularia species".

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, Bah, C, F, Fl6, FNA, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WI, Schnell (2002b), Taylor (1989); > Setiscapella cleistogama (A.Gray) Barnhart – S; > Setiscapella subulata (L.) Barnhart – S; > Utricularia cleistogama (A.Gray) Britton – Tat; > Utricularia subulata L. – Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Utricularia subulata, near Biggins Pond, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷


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