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Lesquerella alpina

Lesquerella alpina
alpine bladderpod
Lesquerella alpina
Developing seedheads are like little green balloons

Synonym(s) Vesicaria alpina
Common name alpine bladderpod
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (May-July)
Size 4"
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly July

Silvery hairy foliage in neat tuft. I'm just tickled by the delicately two-toned bluish-green and purple clump in early spring. When in flower, it's much like many other yellow-flowered mustard cousins.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (45%G, 4-10d)
  2. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (58%G, 4-7d)
  3. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (45%G, 5-18d)
  4. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (no G, 20d)

Sprouted seeds don't survive well in baggy.

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