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Gordon's Bladderpod, Yellow Blanket
Scientific Name: Lesquerella gordonii (Gray) S. Wats.
Synonym: Alyssum gordonii, Vesicaria gordonii
Family: Brassicaceae
Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts (Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), northern Mexico, up to 7000 feet elevation (2100 m)

Growth Habits: Cool season annual or short-lived perennial, more or less prostrate, 2 to 12 inches tall (5-30 cm); lanceolate leaves with small silvery hair

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds in autumn

Blooming Habits:
The Yellow Blanket Bladderpod bears bright yellow 4-petaled flowers, up to 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm), between March and May

Fruiting Habits:
The fruits are spherical, inflated seedpods, 0.12 inch in diameter (3 mm), on curving stems

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