Utricularia geminiscapa Benj.
Common Name: BOG BLADDERWORT
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Utricularia geminiscapa A. A. Reznicek

Softwater lakes and bog pools.

Plants with either chasmogamous flowers (similar to those of U. gibba) or cleistogamous ones, or both, are easily identified. Vegetative fragments of foliage, on the other hand, have always given trouble to botanists. The extraordinarily delicate foliage (alga-like, going totally limp on removal from the water) and restriction to boggy habitat are helpful clues. A few minute spicules [30×] are usually present on the margins of the ultimate leaf segments, distinguishing this species from U. gibba (as does the greater number of forks in the branching). The segments, though usually hair-like, sometimes appear somewhat flattened, especially when dried, though narrower and more forked than usual for U. minor; but the distinction is not always as easy as one would like. Just as small fragments of U. geminiscapa may mimic U. minor or U. gibba, small branchlets of U. vulgaris may mimic U. geminiscapa.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Baraga County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Leelanau County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1615.