Calflora
Taxon  Report   11024    
Physaria tenella  (A. Nelson) O'Kane & Al-Shehbaz
Little bladderpod
Physaria tenella
© 2010 Keir Morse
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Physaria tenella
© 2015 John Doyen
Physaria tenella
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Physaria tenella, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Physaria tenella
© 2011 Lee Dittmann
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Physaria
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Lesquerella tenella

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lesquerella tenella
More information about  Physaria tenella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LETE3)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).