Dimorphocarpa wizlizenii

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Scientific Name Dimorphocarpa wizlizenii USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Spectacle Pod ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard) Flora of North America Ref.
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Description Habitat: Sandy soils along roadsides, washes, dunes. Photo from Panhandle (Cottle County).
Plant: Erect annual 4 to over 30 inches tall; one or more stems, branched at base.
Leaves: Basal leaves up to 2 inches long, lanceolate, with toothed or lobed edges; leaves higher on the stem are narrower, with less divided or smooth edges.
Inflorescence: Several to many blossoms in a dense terminal cluster, each up to 3/4-inch across with 4 white to lavender petals.
Fruit: Flat seed pods resembling spectacles.
Bloom Period: February to November.
References: Wikipedia and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Texas Status

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