Cleomaceae2017-05-15T15:53:43+00:00

Cleomaceae: Spiderflower Family

Bladderpod – Peritoma arborea var. globosa

Blooms:

Oct–July

Plant Height:

5–20 dm

Flower Size:

Large

Origin:

Native

 
Habitat:

Slopes & grassland, southeastern Monterey County

Notes:

A dense, much-branched shrub.  The flowers have 4 unequally sized petals, 8–14 mm with long, exserted stamens.  The fruits are the most distinctive part of this plant and fully live up to its common name, a bladder-like capsule 3–6 cm long and ovoid to spheric in shape.  Some nice examples can be found along the road from King City to Lonoak.