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Gordon's Bladderpod Lesquerella gordonii

 

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Gordon's Bladderpod
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Family: Brassicaceae, Mustard view all from this family



Description Gordon's Bladderpod is a hairy annual with a silvery-gray appearance. Stems, up to 16 in. long, may be trailing or erect and are much-branched. Flowers are yellow and are followed by spherical, inflated fruit pods on curving stalks.


Flower February - March.


Flower February - March


Habitat Desert flats; plains; mesas.


Range Kansas to Texas and n. Mexico and west to Arizona.


Discussion Extensive desert areas are colored in spring with the bright yellow flowers of this plant.


Comments Extensive desert areas are colored in spring with the bright yellow flowers of this plant.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution W. Oklahoma to Colorado, s. to n. Mexico & Arizona


Site Preference Desert flats; plains; mesas


Soil Preference Sandy or rocky soils.


 

 

 

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