White Bladderpod

Lesquerella pallida

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lesquerella (Les-keh-REL-luh) (Info)
Species: pallida (PAL-lid-duh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Annuals

Groundcovers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 13, 2007, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant nor have I ever observed growing natively.

White bladderpod (Lesquerella pallida) is Texas endemic native plant. It grows in one county, San Augustine, in east Texas and is an endangered species and is protected by Texas state and Unirted States laws. This winter annual bladderpod, overwinters as a tap-rooted, leafy rosette. It reaches a height of between 2 to 25 inches and may be an erect plant or may be spreading. The leaves are linear or oblong with margins that are smooth, toothed or wavy. The up to 4 inches long basal leaves are deeply lobed. The leaves are on stalks up to 1.5 inches long. Further up stem, the leaves are smaller with no lobes. The four-petalled white flowers appear in April and May. The petals are about one-half inch ... read more

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