Physaria acutifolia Rydb.
Sharpleaf Twinpod, Double Bladderpod
Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)
USDA Symbol: PHAC4
Physaria derives from the Greek physa, meaning “bellows,” referring to the swollen pod halves. There are about 14 species in the West, distinguished by features of mature pods. Most occur in dry mountain areas and are known as Twinpod or Double Bladderpod
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Idaho and Montana south to Nevada and New Mexico; mostly within drainage of Colorado River.
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky or gravelly areas in arid shrublands, aspen forests, coniferous forests, and alpine tundra.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Physaria acutifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Physaria acutifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Physaria acutifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff