Utricularia uniflora

Single Bladderwort

Terrestrial perennial herb spreading from creeping, suckering stems. Few round bladder-like traps to 1.5mm long on stems, opening on the side or base to catch tiny organisms.

Additional information

  • SynonymUtricularia dichotoma var. uniflora
  • FamilyLentibulariceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size4-30 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesFew egg-shaped leaves, broader towards tip, 4-8 mm x 1-2 mm.
  • Flower colourMauve to lilac with yellow and white ridges
  • Flowering timeMostly September to January
  • FlowersSingle erect spray to 30 cm long of 1-2 2-lipped flowers 9-15 mm long. Upper lip broader towards notched tip; lower lip much larger, broadly oval, 2 short yellow central ridges, 6-8 white ridges beside, spur as long as lip.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWet soil and bogs along watercourses. Semi shade to dappled shade.
  • Garden useA dainty colony-forming plant for bog areas and containers.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known only from the Powelltown area.
Photographer/s: Ian McCann, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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