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PlantFiles: Small Butterwort
Pinguicula pumila

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Family: Lentibulariaceae
Genus: Pinguicula (ping-WIK-yoo-la) (Info)
Species: pumila (POO-mil-uh) (Info)

Category:
Perennials
Carnivorous and Insectivorous

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Medium Blue
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Chartreuse/Yellow
Succulent

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Floridian On Dec 29, 2004, Floridian from Lutz, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Small, herbaceous, carnivorous perennial with a basal rosette of leaves that feel slightly greasy. Its natural habitat is the damp soils of pinelands and marshes of the southeastern United States to eastern Texas and the Bahamas. It blooms all year in Florida.



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