Wednesday, March 17, 2010

One, two, three...Pop!

Bladderpod before opening Bladderpod buds Bladderpod bloom
"One, Two, Three...Popweed!" Lesquerella fendleri 1, 2, 3 Click on any to see larger
West Odessa, Texas


Popweed, also called bladder pod, is one of the earliest blooming wildflowers here, a native. Not only does it bloom early, it blooms long, all through summer into fall.

You just gotta love that sweet little yellow face. Later when it sets, I'll show you a photo of its seed bladder that makes the popping sound when stepped on.

3 comments:

nelda said...

You make all those wildflowers, some commonly known as weeds, look so beautiful that I am considering filling my flower beds with them!

The Green Stone Woman said...

wildflower garden would be a great idea.

Bobbie said...

Pretty little thing.