Common Name Bladderpod, Bladderpod Spiderflower, Burro Fat
Latin Name Isomeris arborea
Family Capparaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 7-10
Type / Form Shrub / Large
Native Habitat Mojave and Colorado Deserts below 4,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width Maximum 6 feet X 8 feet, usual 4 feet X 5 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, gray-green
Flowers Yellow flowers almost all year
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Fragrant, Thornless, Fire Retardant
Nature Value Flowers used by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees
Native American Uses Fruit and seeds eaten
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/bladderpod.html
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/63687/index.html
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4384
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/63687/
    Images and data http://www.nativegrow.com/pdf/isomeris_arborea.pdf
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Capparaceae/Cleome_isomeris.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleome_isomeris
    Images and data http://researchlearningcenter.com/bloom/species/Isomeris_arborea.htm
    Images http://bfs.claremont.edu/biota/plants/Isomeris-arborea.html
    Images http://www.pbase.com/dancinec/image/56269846
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/isomeris-arborea
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Isomeris+arborea
    Nursery
Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CLIS
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