Lesquerella purpurea – Rose Bladderpod

Lesquerella purpurea - Rose Bladderpod, Purple Bladderpod

Lesquerella purpurea - Rose Bladderpod, Purple Bladderpod

Plant Name

Scientific Name: Lesquerella purpurea

Common Names: Rose Bladderpod, Purple Bladderpod

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Herb/Forb

Arizona Native Status: Native

Habitat: Desert, Upland

Flower Color: White to tinged pink or purple

Flowering Season: Winter (late), Spring

Height: To 20 inches (51 cm) tall

Description: The flowers are clustered at the tips of long, slender, curving flower stalks. The individual flowers are 3/8 inch (10 mm) wide and have 4 petals. The petals are white above, pinkish below, and purple-streaked at the base. The flowers are followed by spherical seedpods. The leaves are green, hairy, basal, and oval to oblanceolate in shape.


Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Capparales
Family: Brassicaceae – Mustard family
Genus: Lesquerella S. Watson – bladderpod
Species: Lesquerella purpurea (A. Gray) S. Watson – rose bladderpod

More About This Plant

Arizona County Distribution Map