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A picture of a Leaden Bladderwort

Leaden Bladderwort

Utricularia livida

Also known as

Bladderwort

Utricularia livida2 by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Frequent watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Leaden Bladderwort

A close up of some white Utricularia livida flowers
A close up of some green Utricularia livida leaves

Leaden Bladderwort Overview

Utricularia livida is an attractive terrestrial species in the carnivorous bladderwort family, Lentibulariaceae. It is found naturally in temperate South Africa and feeds on minute microorganisms through the use of specialised bladder-like structures in the leaves for trapping live insect prey, it is thus termed insectivorous. These traps are considered one of the most sophisticated structures in the plant kingdom. Leaves are kidney-shaped and distinctive spurred and 2 lobed flowers are white with pale purple markings on the lower lobes. The flowers resemble those of Snapdragons, this species is popular with carnivorous plant enthusiasts.

How to propagate Leaden Bladderwort

Seed

Division

Special features of Leaden Bladderwort

Attractive flowers

Wet sites

Company

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