Gordon's Bladderpod

A small wildflower in the mustard family called Gordon's Bladderpod is now the most dominant species in bloom at Kirby. In early spring, when you see a flower with a yellow bloom, chances are you are looking at a mustard! Mustards have flower parts in multiples of 4 and you can see the 4 petals arranged in a cross pattern. Third image shows a population of these small plants along the North Trail. Final image shows the "pod like" nature of the mature fruits. The Mustard family includes a lot of our familiar veggie foods like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and brussels sprout. #DoctorBot #LakeKirby





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