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Utricularia purpurea

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
yoo-trik-u-LAR-ee-uh pur-PUR-ee-uh
Description

Purple Bladderwort is a shortlived perennial native to wet sites, ponds, ditches, and slow-moving water in eastern Canada and the U.S.A.

Utricularia purpurea is a submersed aquatic plant. It is rootless and free-floating. The stems can be up to 1 m (3.3 ft.) long, and they produce leaves in whorls of 5-7. The leaves are branched into numerous slender segments and appear lacy. The flowers are purple or lavender, about 1 cm (0.4 in.) long, and are on stalks that emerge several inches above the water. The bladders are small and roughly spherical and are attached at the tips of the leaf segments.

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Tags:
#bees#moths#native perennial#wet sites#NC native#ditches#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#flies#butterflies#nectar#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#moths#native perennial#wet sites#NC native#ditches#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#flies#butterflies#nectar#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Utricularia
    Species:
    purpurea
    Family:
    Lentibulariaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Canada, central and eastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts birds, flies, butterflies, and moths.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Heat tolerant.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from July to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Purple flowers bloom from May to September.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Moths
    Songbirds