2 years to reach maturity
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Sanderson's Bladderwort Overview
Utricularia sandersonii is an attractive terrestrial species in the carnivorous bladderwort family, Lentibulariaceae. It is found naturally in temperate South Africa and feeds on minute microorganisms through the use of specialised bladder-like structures for trapping live insect prey, it is thus termed insectivorous. These traps are considered one of the most sophisticated structures in the plant kingdom. Leaves are kidney-shaped and distinctive spurred and 2 lobed flowers are white with pale blue markings on the lower lobes, commonly called bunny ears after their appearance. The flowers resemble those of Snapdragons, this species is popular with carnivorous plant enthusiasts.