frontal view of flower

One of the attractive little W. Australian bladderworts. Each plant forms a rosette of leaves from which a flower stalk will eventually emerge. Unlike more commonly grown Utricularia such as U.sandersonii, little U.benthamii (and several other Australian species) does not colonise the pot through stolons. It is an annual species which usualy dies after flowering. Hence seed is the best method of propagation

Photo Info
Name: [Utricularia benthamii]
Credit: Loyd Wix
Date: October 1997