Utricularia inflata

Family (Traditional)Lentibulariaceae
Species:Utricularia inflata Walter
Common NameSwollen Bladderwort
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Aquatic; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Dissection: 2; Leaf Dissection: 3; Leaf Dissection: 4; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Type: linear; Leaf Venation: dichotomous; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: Need More Information; Leaflet Number: 20+; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Lake (TN), Morgan (TN), Pickett (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, SWMT, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 1939

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
SWMT03772 Lake Tennessee 20 May 1939 G. C. B.
Utricularia inflata
TENN-V-0199802 Pickett Tennessee
Utricularia inflata
APSC0050627 Pickett Tennessee
Utricularia inflata
TENN-V-0199801 Pickett Tennessee
Utricularia inflata
APSC0010408 Morgan Tennessee
Utricularia inflata
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