Idahoa scapigera

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Scalepod, Oldstem Idahoa, Idahoa, Scapose Scalepod, Flatpod
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: February - May
    Status: Native

Idahoa scapigera, or Scalepod, is an annual native to the Western US. It grows in open, rocky areas, where it blooms in early spring.

This species resembles several other related mustard family species, but it is the only species in its genus, and it can be distinguished by its short stature, and its large, speckled seed pods, which contain relatively large seeds.

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