Swollen Bladderwort

Along Cow Creek Rd. in Goethe State Forest are areas of flowing water that is filled with beautiful spectacles of yellow. The swollen bladderwort, a Florida native plant, is another species in the bladderwort family as well as an aquatic carnivorous plant.

Swollen Bladderwort | March 28 | Alice Mary Herden
Swollen Bladderwort | March 28 | Alice Mary Herden
Swollen Bladderwort | March 28 | Alice Mary Herden
Swollen Bladderwort | March 28 | Alice Mary Herden 

Great video about the Swollen Bladderwort, it’s such a neat plant!


What really would be neat if people would contain their trash!Swollen Bladderwort 2.jpg There’s nothing like coming across the beauty of nature and seeing how humans diminish that beauty.


Links:

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/09/06/swollen-bladderwort.pdf

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/utricularia-species/

https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/State-Forests/Goethe-State-Forest

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=UTIN

 

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Zigzag Bladderwort

What.. this a carnivrous plant?

You will most likely see these plants in the same area as the Pink Sundews. As the Sundews trap insects above, the Zigzag Bladderwort trap insects below. Very interesting!

Zigzag Bladderwort | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden
Zigzag Bladderwort | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden

Links:

http://www.wildsouthflorida.com/zigzag.bladderwort.html#.XHUGHPZFx9A

https://uswildflowers.com/detail.php?SName=Utricularia%20subulata

https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=UTSU

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=UTGI

Pink Sundew

This is one of my favorite little plants, the Pink Sundew. This is a carnivorous plant, and a pretty one at that.

Pink Sundew | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden
Pink Sundew | February 25 | Alice Mary Herden

Found in wet pineland areas or bogs… nice semi-wet muddy areas, they can spread or be in clusters. This tiny little plant is only around 1-2 inches in diameter and can easily be overlooked and stepped on!

Those shiny dewdrops on the tips of the plant is nectar, very sticky nectar. This is to lure insects to the plant. They do not fold like the venus fly traps, instead the insects fluids are dissolved by the plant.


Links:

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/drosera-capillaris/

http://www.wildsouthflorida.com/pink.sundew.html#.XHT9DfZFx9A

https://www.plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=DRCA2