Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Lesquerella ludoviciana (Nutt.) S.Watson
foothill bladder-pod, silver bladder-pod
Lesquerella: from Leo Lesquereaux (1805-1889), American botanist, foremost authority of American fossil botany in latter part of 19th century, educated in Switzerland, brought to US by Louis Agazziz in 1848, produced several important works on American mosses.
ludoviciana: referring to King Louis X, therefore, by extension, to the State of Louisiana; a form of Latin meaning "of Louisiana"
|Plant: ||erect to drooping, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb with several stems; taprooted|
|Flower: ||yellow, 4-parted; inflorescence up to 6" long cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers|
|Fruit:||roundish pod about 1/8" wide|
|Leaf:||lower leaves narrow, mostly with smooth edges; the few upper leaves stalkless, tapering to the base|
|Habitat: ||dry; cliffsides, prairies|