- Utricularia inflata is a perennial herbaceous aquatic plant that has a branched stem which can grow up to 6.6 ft. (2 m) long. It is a carnivorous plant and can be floating, submersed, or partly creeping.
- U. inflata has a distinctive spoke-like whorl of 4-10 wedge shaped leaves that float and are 1.6-3.5 in. (4-9 cm) long.
- Flowers are yellow and snap dragon like. They are about 0.8 in. (20 mm) wide and are held above the water in groups of 3-14 flowers on stalks.
- Fruits are capsules containing many small seeds. The fruit stalk can grow up to 1.4 in. (35 mm) long.
- Ecological Threat
- U. inflata can be found floating freely in shallow water or loosely attached to the sediment. It is native to Southeastern U.S., along the eastern coast, and in Washington.