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bladderwort

(blăd`ərwûrt', –wôrt'), any plant of the genus Utricularia, insectivorous or carnivorous aquatic plants, many native to North America. Small animals are caught and digested in bladderlike organs of the finely divided submerged leaves. Bladderworts and similar related genera are an important element of aquatic and marsh flora on all continents. They are sometimes grown in aquariums as curiosities. Bladderworts are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Scrophulariales, family Lentibulariaceae.
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If the speed of the bladderwort trap doesn't impress you, maybe their fishing ability will.
The bladderwort is an eccentric and complicated plant.
The bladderwort is a complicated plant, which lives in aquatic habitats such as freshwater wetlands, and has developed corresponding, highly specialized hunting methods.
Bladderworts eat small bugs, such as one-eyed Cyclops, tiny crustaceans that live in the water.
Manitoba's four species of bladderworts (Utricularia spp.
Bladderworts - tiny bugs get sucked into a trapdoor on the plant, which shuts behind them.
There are small carnivorous plants, like bladderworts (Utricularia), which feast on water fleas; and large carnivorous plants like tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes), native to Southeast Asia, in whose footlong pitchers have been found the remains of small rats and birds.
a slideshow that includes the cobra lily, sundews, bladderworts and butterworts found here in Oregon's bogs.
This seasonal vegetation is formed mainly by pipeworts and insectivorous plants, such as bladderworts or sundews.
Carnivorous bladderworts trap their prey with speed that would make a Bond villain shudder in gleeful envy.
2000) made comparisons between the surrounding plankton and the perifiton and demonstrated that the bladderworts do not trap the animals swimming in the open-water but those organisms staying as perifiton between and on the plants; also indicated that the prey composition from the bladders produces a partly image of environment, because to the presence of partly digestion organisms up to detritus indicate that a lot of organisms could not longer be determined and were therefore not counted.