|Scientific Name||Physaria purpurea||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LEPU2|
|Common Name||White Bladderpod, Rose Bladderpod||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||823223|
|Description||Habitat: Canyons, rocky hillsides, ledges, crevices, streambeds, shady areas in deserts.
Plant: Upright perennial up to about 2 feet tall; short, rough hairs on stems and leaves.
Leaves: Basal rosette of blue-green leaves, blades elliptic or obovate to oblong, 1-1/2 to 5-1/2 inches long, wavy, toothed or smooth edges; stem leaves broadly elliptic to obovate or rhombic, 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches long, hairy, smooth edges.
Inflorescence: Clusters of a few blossoms at branch tips in racemes; blossoms about 1/2-inch across with 4 petals, white but becoming purple; with 4 green, elliptic, hairy sepals.
Bloom Period: January to May.
References: SEINet and American Southwest.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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