Isomeris arborea

Peritoma arborea, Bladderpod

  • Height:   3 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   year round
  • Flower Color:   yellow
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Salt Tolerance:   medium - high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   erosion control - tolerates range of soils
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   1,980
  • 3093
  • 3094
  • 3095

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Peritoma arborea

Common Name:Bladderpod

Peritoma arborea, a angiosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:California
Plant Community(s):Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

ContraCosta, Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Merced, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Solano, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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