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Wildflowers

Bladderpod

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Lesquerella

Common Names: Bladderpod

Description

Bladderpods earn their unusual name for the inflated, rounded shape of their fruits. They prefer arid and semi-arid environments.

The plants are cultivated for their seed oil. Research is being done on the potential of using the oil for biofuel.

Bloom Color(s): yellow

Bloom Period: April to May

Plant Family: Brassicaceae

Sightings: Many , Katherine P. Raines Rd and Hwy 4