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32. Physaria garrettii (Payson) O’Kane & Al-Shehbaz, Novon. 12: 323. 2002.

Garrett’s bladderpod Garrett’s bladderpod

Lesquerella garrettii Payson, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 8: 213. 1922

Perennials; caudex simple or branched; densely pubescent, trichomes (sessile), 4-7-rayed, rays furcate or bifurcate, (smooth or, rarely, finely tuberculate). Stems simple or several from base, spreading, (unbranched, sparsely pubescent), to 1.5 dm. Basal leaves: blade narrowly elliptic or obovate, 1-3(-4) cm, margins entire or nearly so. Cauline leaves (sessile or shortly petiolate); blade narrowly obovate or oblanceolate, 0.4-1.2 cm, margins entire. Racemes loose, (few-flowered). Fruiting pedicels (spreading, straight or slightly curved), 4-7 mm. Flowers: sepals linear, lanceolate, or elliptic, 3.5-6.5 mm, (median pair thickened apically, cucullate); petals oblanceolate, 5.5-9(-10) mm. Fruits globose or subglobose, not or slightly compressed, 3.5-4.3 mm; valves densely pubescent, trichomes spreading, 3-6- rayed, (appearing shaggy); ovules 4-8 per ovary; style 4.5-7 mm. Seeds slightly flattened, (suborbicular).

Flowering Jun-Aug. Rock crevices, rocky slopes, ridges; of conservation concern; 3000-3700 m; Utah.

Physaria garrettii is known from the area of the Wasatch Mountains.


 

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