from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various mostly aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia, having small, specialized, urn-shaped bladders that trap minute insects and crustaceans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many aquatic carnivorous plants, of the genus Utricularia, that have open bladders that trap minute insects and crustaceans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus (Utricularia) of aquatic or marshy plants, which usually bear numerous vesicles in the divisions of the leaves. These serve as traps for minute animals. See ascidium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of members of the genus Utricularia, slender aquatic plants, the leaves of which are furnished with floating-bladders. See Utricularia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Now, I believe the bladderwort is over there with the herbs.
I spooned out some bladderwort, crushing the green leaves with a mortar and pestle.
The other bit is to show off a picture of a bladderwort I picked up yesterday at the Black Jungle BBQ.
The rare intermediate bladderwort had disappeared, and so had the splendid ten-spine sticklebacks.
When we reached First Bog, we lay flat on the wooden bridge and searched the peaty water for the aquatic lesser bladderwort, another of the local insectivorous plants.
Floating aquatics such as white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) are common and a submerged complex of plants is dominated by bladderwort (Utricularia spp.).
A bladderwort Utricularia has a hollow bag on the end of a stalk, with the entrance guarded by hairs.
The Sundaland Heath Forests, known in Indonesia as kerangas (or land too poor for rice growing once cleared, in the Iban language) foster the growth of specialist plants such as the carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes, sundews Drosera, and bladderwort Utricularia.
Among the rarest species are Porsild's catspaw Antennaria porsildii, Greenland woodrush Luzula groenlandica and whitish bladderwort Utricularia ochroleuca.
The sundew actually digests its prey with the help of a gastric juice similar to what is found in the stomach of animals; but the bladderwort and pitcher-plants can only absorb in the form of soup the products of their victims 'decay.