Physaria arenosa (Sand Bladderpod) - photos and description


Flowers grow in a raceme


Stems and leaves are starry hairy


Basal leaf


Stem leaf

General: Plants tufted with an ascending growth habit. Stem and leaves starry hairy. Foliage grey green in colour.

Flowers: Flowers in terminal racemes, we measured a flower at 9 mm diameter.

Fruit: Seed pods round to ellipsoid. Pods measured to 2 mm long by 1.5 mm wide.

Leaves: Basal leaves elliptical to oblanceolate, we measured a basal leaf at 29 mm long and 8 mm wide. Stem leaves reduced in size upwards, lower stem leaves with short petioles.

Height: We measured plants to 8.5 cm tall and 22 cm wide. Width is listed in Budd's Flora from 5 to 30 cm.

Habitat: Dry hillsides, and prairie.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Lesquerella ludoviciana, and Lesquerella arenosa.

When and where photographed: Above photos taken May 7th, Buffalo Grass Eco Reserve, 200 km south east of our home in Regina, SK.