Irish wildflowers

Lesser Bladderwort, Utricularia minor
Photos: Rinecaha, the Burren

Lesser Bladderwort
Utricularia minor
Lus borraigh beag
Family: Lentibulariaceae

Flowering June - September. Insectivorous perennial. Native.

Free-flowering, pale yellow flowers with short (1-2mm) spurs, corallas 6-8mm long. Leaves 3-6mm with untoothed, threadlike segments, bristles only at leaf-tips. Small, transparent bladders trap small aquatic creatures. Length 3-30cm.

Acidic or base-rich, nutrient-poor, shallow water in bog pools, ditches and fens. Can be locally frequent in W and NW Ireland.

Similar: Common / Greater Bladderwort
     


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Lesser Bladderwort, Utricularia minor. Rinecaha, the Burren. July 2009

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