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bladderwort (blăd´ərwûrt´, –wôrt´), any plant of the genus Utricularia, insectivorous or carnivorous aquatic plants, many native to North America. Small animals are caught and digested in bladderlike organs of the finely divided submerged leaves. Bladderworts and similar related genera are an important element of aquatic and marsh flora on all continents. They are sometimes grown in aquariums as curiosities. Bladderworts are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Scrophulariales, family Lentibulariaceae.

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bladderwort Mat-like, aquatic insectivorous plant found in bogs and ponds. It has feathery thread-like leaves with small bladders in which insects and other small creatures are trapped and drowned. Upright stems bear purple or dark pink flowers. Family Lentibulariaceae; genus Utricularia.

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bladderwort See LENTIBULARIACEAE.

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