Utricularia dichotoma

Common name: 

Fairies' Aprons

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Otway Range, Gippsland Highlands (CDEHJKLMNPRSTUVWXZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Swamps, roadside ditches and other damp places. Wet heathlands north of Darby Saddle1

Flower description:



Carnivorous, small, perennial herb arising from stolons1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The inflorescence is 10-50 cm high. The leaves are rosetted and arise from stolons2

Image of Utricularia dichotoma
Image of Utricularia dichotoma Image: Lorraine Norden
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria