Dimorphocarpa wislizeni
(Spectacle Pod)

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Spectacle Pod, Wislizeni's Spectaclepod, Touristplant
    Synonyms: Dithyrea griffithsii, Dithyrea wislizeni
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: February - October
    Status: Native

Dimorphocarpa wislizeni, or Spectacle Pod, is a native annual from the Southwestern US. It grows in dry, sandy areas, like dunes, roadsides and desert flats. It blooms in the spring, but can continue into summer, or bloom again later, if water supply is enough.

This species has large seed pods, which help distinguish it from other members of the mustard family to which it belongs. More information is forthcoming on telling this species apart from its close cousins in the same genus.

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