Blue Butterwort - Swamp Butterwort
Pinquicula planifolia
Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort) Family


(Image courtesy Ann Biggs-Williams)

Blue Butterwort is an upright, smooth perennial. Its preferred habitat is bogs and savannas. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are in a basal rosette, no leaf stalk, ovate to elliptic, acute (tapers at the tip with sides less than equal) to acuminate (tapers to a long point with the sides pinched). The margins have no teeth and no lobes and are usually curled inward.

Fruit is a capsule.

The flowers are at the tip of a stem and solitary. Each flower is bisexual in nature and of irrgular form. The calyx is five-lobed; the corolla is two-lipped, five-lobed and spurred. The color is blue to whitish-blue. Two stamens are present. Flowers occur in the spring.

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