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Common names: bead-pod.
Annual herb, Mustard Family.
Blooms late winter or very early spring in Arizona, Texas and northern Mexico. Lesquerella palmeri occurs in California.
3-7 inches (8-18 cm) high, single leaves with smooth edges. The seed pods are small globes that pop if squeezed and give the plant its name.
One of the earliest flowers to bloom, it grows under creosote bushes, sometimes carpeting the area with massed yellow. The seeds contain an oil.
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