Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Utricularia purpurea Walter. Purple Bladderwort. Phen: May-Sep (-Apr). Hab: In water of ponds, ditches, other slow-moving water. Dist: NS and QC west to MN, south to NY, n. IN, s. MI, and WI, and on the Coastal Plain south to s. FL, west to se. TX; also in Mexico, the West Indies, and Central America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Bah, C, F, Fl6, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tx, Va, WH3, WI, Schnell (2002b), Taylor (1989); = Vesiculina purpurea – S

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
image of plant© Richard & Teresa Ware