A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Washington Twinpod (Physaria alpestris)

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Burnt Mountain Trail, William O. Douglas Wilderness, WA 6/2018.

This uncommon, low-lying member of the mustard family, also known as bladderpod, is found in dry sandy soil.  Heads of cross-shaped bright yellow flowers trail along the ground, extending from a dusty gray rosette of spoon-shaped leaves. Some books classify these in the Lesquerella genus, but in 2002 they were found indistinct from, and moved into, the Physaria genus.  

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Burnt Mountain Trail, William O. Douglas Wilderness, WA 6/2018.

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2 responses

  1. Very pretty blossoms and leaves!

    June 22, 2018 at 6:32 pm

  2. Sweet!

    June 22, 2018 at 9:40 pm

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