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    No, they were pretty big and tall. I could get a pic, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a utric flower, it was growing out of the soil and was on a tall thick stem.
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    Oh. How about a pic of the roots of that one plant you found.
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    Those plants look like:

    (pic 1) Elodea

    (pic 2) Myriophyllum

    (pic 3) Ceratophyllum

    Unfortunately, they're common, non-carnivorous plants. But Utrics are floaters, and some common species have bladders about 1mm in size. So snap us a pic of that other stuff, too!

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    Elodea is Anacharis and that strongly resembles Aldrovanda.

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    The first one is Elodea, a native aquatic plant, the next ones are European Myrophyllium, and they are invasive exotics that have been declared Nuisance Weeds. Many recreational lakes and ponds have pictures of these plants asking people to remove them when they can; unfortunately, most people can't tell the difference between these and native Utrics. One site near me lost an entire population of U. radiata due to a massive effort to get rid of the Myrophyllium.

    Some plants are also loaded with small hydras which can give them a false appearance of a Utric. - Rich
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    loss of an entire population of utrics...? thats a loss, they are an interesting species as well

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    What you are describing as covering the surface of the lake are probably duckweed. They have two or three little leaves and little roots hanging out underneath them. They are just a common pond plant.

    http://canalphotos.org/6-13_canal_duckweed-Edit_rz.jpg

    http://aquaplant.tamu.edu/images/pla...ckweed_drw.gif

    Here's what one type of aquatic Utricularia looks like (with some duckweed):

    http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...l/DSCN4664.jpg

    I took that pic at a site near my home.

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    I'd say the first is anachris, the 2nd looks A LOT likeU machrozna or however its spelled, and lastly im not sure

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