• Grant Reed

About Aquatic Plants

Utricularia gibba (Bladderwort)                Family: Lentibulariaceae

  • This is an aquatic, carnivorous herb.

  • The roots are sometimes free floating.

  • The long, grass-like leaves grow on the water surface.

  • Flowers are golden-yellow and flower year round.

  • The roots have bladders that trap small insects. The bladders are under negative pressure and prey, brushing past the roots, set off the trapdoors sucking the animal into the bladders.

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