Utricularia inflata

Description: Free-floating plant with organized branching, arranged in alternating segments with traps dispersed along its length. Flowers are yellow and emerge from the water supported by hollow “floats”, which taper gradually to the base.

Note: can be differentiated from the almost identical Utricularia radiata by its larger floats, as well as having floats that gradually taper (whereas in U. radiata, the floats are uniform in width until the end, which dramatically taper off)

Ecology: Found in ponds and lakes near the edges, often among other aquatic plants.

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