Botanical Name: Utricularia gibba
Common Name: Humped Bladderwort
Utricularia: From Latin meaning little bladder, referring to the tiny bladders on the thread-like leaves.
gibba: From Latin for humped, referring to the inflated base of the lower lip of the petals.
Small carnivorous plant which gains nourishment from microscopic water organisms.
Habitat: Wet mud or shallow water.
Habit: Herb with flowers on stems to 8cm high.
Leaves: Thread-like containing tiny bladders for which open under water to collect organisms to feed the plant.
Flowers: Yellow, 4-6mm wide.
Flowering time: Summer.
Range: Coasts of NSW (with Sydney as southernmost limit), Qld and NT. Found in the north of the Shire from Cattai to Maroota. Found on all continents except Antarctica.