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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Lesquerella gordonii (Gray) S. Wats.
USDA Symbol: LEGO
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Gordons 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.
Extensive desert areas are colored in spring with the bright yellow flowers of this plant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
AZ , KS , NM , OK , TX , VA Native Distribution:
W. OK to CO, s. to n. Mex. & AZ Native Habitat:
Desert flats; plains; mesas USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Sandy or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Extensive desert areas are colored in spring with the bright yellow flowers of this plant.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff