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Pinguicula vulgaris

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) Family: Bladderwort Family (Lentibulariaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet

Habitat: Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 24   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: vulgaris: common (Latin)

Photographs: 229 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) flower

Closeup viwe of a Butterwort flower.

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) plant

A Butterwort plant.

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) plants and flowers

A Butterwort plant growing in a small pocket of soil amidst bare rock.

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) plant and flower

Closeup view of a plant.

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris)

Butterwort leaves aer very yellow, and are slimy to touch. This gives it its common name.

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) leaves

Closeup view of the rosette.

Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) plants and leaves

A nice patch of Butterwort plants.

Range map for Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris)

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