Scientific Name: Lesquerella fendleri
Common Names: Fendler's Bladderpod
Yellow flowers in loose short racemes at stem ends of a low, rather tightly tufted, silvery-gray perennial; plant surfaces covered with tiny, star-like scales. Fendler’s bladderpod is a upright or sprawling, hairy plant, 1-16 in. high. Several stems, usually branched, form tufts or clumps. The plant appears silvery-gray. Bright yellow, 1 in. flowers in are loosely arranged in elongating terminal spikes. The small, round fruiting pods stand erect.
Native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Best known as the richest source of bladderpod oil. This oil is useful as a replacement for castor oil in some applications.
Bloom Color(s): yellow
Bloom Width: 1 in.
Plant Height: to 16 in.
Bloom Period: April to September
Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
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