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Utricularia

The bladderworts are among the most numerous and widespread carnivorous plants, encompassing the ranks of truly weedy plants to expert-level orchid-like gems. Underground or underwater suction traps and bright, often flashy flowers make this a unique group. Bladderworts are sold as 1-2 inch diameter plugs or divisions.

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U. sandersonii "typical" -$9

A terrestrial bladderwort producing mats of small semi-triangular leaves. Often nicknamed the "Angry Bunny" bladderwort due to the appearance of the flowers produced most commonly in winter, which are bright white with two "rabbit ear" lobes on the upper lip and highlighted in shades of bluish lavender which make up a pattern similar to that of a frowning rabbit face.

U. sandersonii "Blue"- $10

This form of "Angry Bunny" produces broader leaves and  is somewhat more reluctant to flower, with larger blooms bearing broader lower lips shaded in almost solid baby blue save for yellow and green rings near the throat.

U. fulva -$14

This submerged terrestrial to affixed aquatic species produces dense mats of grass-like leaves and spectacular yellow-orange flowers speckled in white and red during certain seasons.

 

U. biloba -$15

This affixed aquatic species grows in soil but with branching net-like leaves floating in water above, and may seasonally produce long stalks bearing glowing indigo blue blooms with lower lips split into two lobes and highlighting white to yellow dots on the raised palate.

 

U. prehensilis -$15

A terrestrial species with grass-like leaves, occasionally producing long, wandering stalks that twine around supports and bear bright lemon yellow flowers.

U. longifolia-$12

A terrestrial bladderwort and great beginner's plant, with oblong or sword-shaped leaves that can reach more than a foot in length (reports up to 3 feet long). Seasonally produced tall stalks bear flowers that may reach 2 inches across, broad-skirted with a ballooned palate colored electric purple and yellow.

U. calycifida -$14

A terrestrial species with broad, rounded leaves up to 3 inches across that may range from solid green to strikingly patterned in red or purple bleeding veins. Self-pollinating flowers are produced on a tall, sturdy stalk andcolored in patterned violet and lavender with yellow highlights on the expanded palate.

U. pubescens -$14

This unique species produces mats of very short, nearly perfectly round and peltate leaves that often cap themselves in tiny droplets of liquid. Short stalks bear flowers similar in shape to U. livida but with a bulls-eye marking of deep indigo-purple on the lower lip and delicate lavender shades along the flower edges rather than bicolor shading. 

U. sandersonii "Blue" SG -$12

Grown from seeds selfed from my colony of the original "blue sandersonii," these plants are variable and unique, possibly showing evidence of "Blue"s hybrid nature. The same teardrop leaves spread across the soil surface, and the rare flowers possess broad bluish lower lips (often marked with slight patterns in the white edging around the palate) and an upper lip that is only half-divided into the famous "ears" and often much broader, with short, dark lines of blue-purple.

U. blanchetii "typical" -$15

This Brazilian endemic grows as a thick mat of tiny filiform leaves that blanket the soil of their pot, and once established can send up dozens of thin, often impressively tall stalks bearing small but impressively colored flowers. Overall coloration is lavender, with a yellow palate spot and deeper violet spots or lines running up the center of the upper lobe.