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PlantFiles: Rydberg Twinpod, Double Bladderpod
Physaria acutifolia

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physaria (fy-SAR-ee-a) (Info)
Species: acutifolia (a-kew-ti-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Herbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Silver/Gray

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral melody On Feb 18, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

A silvery plant with a basal rosette of leaves and prostrate to erect stems with upturned tips bearing dense racemes of yellow flowers.

Found in dry, rocky or gravelly areas in arid shrublands, aspen forests, coniferous forests and alpine tundra. It's range includes WY, UT and CO, mostly within the drainage plain of the Colorado River.

Physaria derives from the Greek physa, meaning 'bellows', refering to the swollen pod halves.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Longmont, Colorado



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