Latin name: Utricularia vulgaris
Family: Lentibulariaceae (Bladderwort Family)
Medicinal use of Bladderwort:The whole plant is mildly astringent, diuretic and vulnerary.It is used as a poultice on wounds.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Ponds, lakes and ditches, usually in relatively deep water.
Edible parts of Bladderwort:Root. No more details are given, but the root can be up to 1 metre long though it is rather thin. Another report says that this is a floating aquatic plant with submerged root-like capillary branches. Leaves. No more details are given. The juice of the plant is drunk for its rich mineral content.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe on the surface of a pot of acid compost that is immersed in water. Division should be possible in the growing season.
Cultivation of Bladderwort:Ponds, lakes and ditches, usually in relatively deep water.
Known hazards of Utricularia vulgaris:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.