Utricularia minor
Lesser Bladderwort

Flower Bottom

6.5 km North on Silica Sands Road, East of Hudson Bay

The flower is two-lipped, with the lower lip bearing a rudimentary palate on the top and a rudimentary spur on the bottom.

Minor: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this species. 

plants delicate; NOT [plants coarse]

stems creeping on bottom in shallow water; NOT [stems either submersed or floating]

stem less than 0.5 mm thick; NOT [stem at least 0.5 mm thick]

leaves and bladders born on the same branch; NOT [leaves and bladders born on separate branches]

leaves readily seen; NOT [leaves obscure]

leaves finely dissected; NOT [leaves thread-like, simple]

leaves flattened; NOT [leaves terete, capillary]

bladders readily seen; NOT [bladders minute]

bladders few; NOT [bladders abundant]

flower stalks recurved; NOT [flower stalks ascending]

flowers 3-8 mm long;  NOT [flowers 10-25 mm long]


Utricularia: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this genus. 

plants floating on or submersed in water; NOT [land plants]

leaves not in a basal rosette

leaves usually dissected; NOT [leaves entire]

leaves bearing small bladders

flowers several in a raceme above water; NOT [flowers solitary]

calyx with 2 sepals; NOT [calyx with 5 sepals]

flowers yellow; NOT [flowers bluish violet]


Lentibulariaceae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora  leading to this family. 

herbs; NOT [shrubs or trees]

plants green or with some chlorophyll

plants aquatic

flowers NOT in heads or spikes

corolla irregular; NOT [corolla regular]

corolla spurred

ovary superior; NOT [ovary inferior]