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Bladderworts

Scientific Name: Utricularia spp. 

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Multi-branching stems with no distinguishable leaves. 
Often has small flowers on a frail stem just a few centimeters above the surface; flowers often yellow, but some species have purple flowers.
Tiny bladders (green or black) along branches used for trapping insects.
Utriculariaspp. can be rooted, but most species are floating as a tangled mass around other vegetation or can be floating at or just beneath surface.
Utricularia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Utricularia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Utricularia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Utricularia spp. taken by Graves Lovell

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