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  Lesquerella ludoviciana (Nutt.) S.Watson image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           
Family Brassicaceae
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"
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Status: Threatened
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

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