|Scientific Name||Physaria argyraea ssp. argyraea (Lesquerella argyraea)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LEAR3|
|Common Name||Silver Bladderpod||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||823388|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy granitic or calcareous soils in central and south Texas.
Plant: Small herbaceous perennial or biennial with upright or reclining stems, usually less than 12 inches tall; stems and leaves with many small hairs giving a silvery appearance.
Leaves: Basal leaves dropping early, oblanceolate 2 to 3-1/2 inches long on long petioles; stem leaves elliptic to obovate 1/4 to 1-3/4 inches long, lower ones short petiolate, upper sessile; margins entire, sinuate or dentate.
Inflorescence: Yellow flowers 1/4 to 3/4-inch across with 4 spatulate or obovate petals and 4 oblong to elliptic sepals; flowers on recurved or S-shaped pedicels 5/8 to 1-3/16 inches long.
Bloom Period: February to May.
References: Floral of North America, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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