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44g. Physaria kingii (S. Watson) O’Kane & Al-Shehbaz subsp. utahensis (Rydberg) O’Kane, Novon. 17: 380. 2007.

Utah bladderpod Utah bladderpod

Lesquerella utahensis Rydberg, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30: 252. 1903; Physaria utahensis (Rydberg) O’Kane & Al-Shehbaz

Plants ascending; trichomes tuberculate throughout, center low-mounded. Basal leaves: blade margins entire. Racemes secund, ± dense and compact in fruit. Fruiting pedicels sigmoid. Petals yellow. Fruits as wide as or longer than wide, apex rounded-acute; valves glabrous inside; septum complete; ovules (6-)8-12 per ovary; style (4-)4.5-6.5 mm.

Flowering Jun-Jul. Rocky ridges, gravel, sagebrush hillsides, exposed limestone, granitic rock areas, sandy soils; 2400-3400 m; Utah.

Subspecies utahensis is found in the Uinta and Wasatch mountains.


 

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