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Swollen Bladderwort (Utricularia inflata Walter)

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Native or Not Present
Introduced or Not Present
Native or Introduced

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.


This species is probably native to a small region in southern New York state, but was introduced in the Adirondacks. Although some of the areas it has been introduced are not far from its native range geographically, it is considered invasive because of the effect it has on ecosystems.

Utricularia inflata (swollen bladderwort) | USDA PLANTS Database (About This Site)

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Swollen Bladderwort | iNaturalist (About This Site)

Utricularia inflata | Biota of North America Project (BONAP) (About This Site)

Utricularia inflata | NatureServe Explorer (About This Site)

Swollen Bladderwort | Maryland Biodiversity Project (About This Site)