Lesquerella montana
(Mountain Bladderpod)
Family:
Brassicaceae (Mustard)
   
The siliques, or seed pods, on Lesquerella montana are short and swollen, reflected in the name Bladderpod. The siliques are pubescent and held upright on slightly curved pedicels. L. montana grows in the foothills and mountains.

Compare to Lesquerella ludoviciana, which has round seed pods held away from the stem, linear leaves and grows primarily on the plains and North Park.

Compare to Physaria sp., which have double seed pods, adense basal rosette of leaves and shorter flowering stems.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane
Time of bloom:  April - June
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers