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Free-floating aquatic plant with long underwater floating stems. True roots are lacking on these carnivorous plants. Distinguished by small, rounded bladders that trap tiny invertebrates.
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Found in shallow, clear, and protected freshwater areas.
Form on leafless emergent stalks supported by a whorl of floating branches. Flower color depends on species, but is usually yellow, pink to purple, or white.
May be confused with coontail, but coontail is more rigid and rough and lacks bladders.
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