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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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Prey selection in three species of the carnivorous aquatic plant Utricularia (bladderwort).
If the speed of the bladderwort trap doesn't impress you, maybe their fishing ability will.
Bladderworts (Utricularia spp.)--the most numerous group of carnivorous plants in the world with more than 200 species, a dozen of which are found in New York--are marvelously adapted to a carnivorous lifestyle.
"The big story is that only 3 percent of the bladderwort's genetic material is so-called 'junk' DNA," Albert said.
Albert said that only 3 percent of the bladderwort's genetic material is so-called 'junk' DNA and somehow it has been able to get rid of most of what makes up plant genomes.
Bladderworts eat small bugs, such as one-eyed Cyclops, tiny crustaceans that live in the water.
Manitoba's four species of bladderworts (Utricularia spp.) live mainly in quiet waters.
Note, though, that the Okefenokee's so-called prairies are covered with a foot or more of warm tannic tea and aquatic vegetation such as water lilies and bladderworts rather than windblown fields of bluestem grass and purple coneflowers.
What do bald eagles, canebrake rattlesnakes, grizzly bears, Chinook salmon, and purple bladderworts (tiny carnivorous plants that float on water) have in common?
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.
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This seasonal vegetation is formed mainly by pipeworts and insectivorous plants, such as bladderworts or sundews.