bladderwort


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any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animals

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Ohara, "Predominance of clonal reproduction, but recombinant origins of new genotypes in the free-floating aquatic bladderwort Uricularia australis f.
Prey selection in three species of the carnivorous aquatic plant Utricularia (bladderwort).
Plants in the genus Utricularia (bladderworts) occur in all 50 states.
"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.
He also captured the pond-dwelling bladderworts as they snap shut their traps in less than a millisecond and the vampirelike sundews, which snare prey with sticky tentacles and suck the life from them.
Karsten X LENTIBULARIACEAE (Bladderwort Family) Urticularia macrorhiza Leconte X LILIACEAE (Lily Family) Allium perdulce S.V.
If you were hiking and came across a plant called a bladderwort, you might stop to admire its small, yellow flowers floating on a puddle.
He said "target species" include invasive milfoil, water lilies and algae in 95-acre Eddy Pond and fanwort, watermeal, bladderwort, duckweed, watershield and algae in 45-acre Pondville Pond.
"Now the rarely seen bladderwort is thriving in areas where reeds and rushes have been cut back, allowing light to get to these strange carnivorous plants."
Utricularia gibba L.: UTRGIB; Humped bladderwort; submersed and free-floating; 35.7; occasional; 4.8; BUT, PUNC.
Some, like floating bladderwort, are amenable to interpretation.
When prey happen to float by a carnivorous bladderwort growing in a pond, a tiny door on the plant's underwater sac quickly opens, sucking in water--and tiny swimming organisms--in one hundredth of a second.