Cleome isomeris      
Capparaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


yellow flowers & pod
Bladderpod bloom
Form: sprawling shrub
Seasonality: perennial
Size: to 8ft with equal spread
Leaves: gray-green, elliptical, to 1.5in long, simple or sometimes compound, alternate
Flowers: yellow with attractive long yellow stamens, in clusters on tips of branches; bloom in late winter and early spring
Fruit: inflated hanging capsules, to 2in in diameter, hanging on long stems, light green, later turning brown, contain abundant brown seeds
Stems/Trunks: gray-green twigs, bark aging to gray
Range/Origin: Western United States
Hardiness: not well known


Research by Master Gardener Toni Moore


aka Bladder bush, Bladderpod spiderflower

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