Wislizenus's spectaclepod

Dimorphocarpa wislizeni

Wislizenus's spectaclepod is a flowering plant in the mustard family native to western North America. 7

By: Maggie (6th grade), Jared (6th grade), Ezavier (8th grade), Albuquerque Sign Language Academy, 2019

Dimorphocarpa wislizeni, commonly known as spectacle pod, Wislizeni's spectaclepod, and touristplant, is a flowering plant in the mustard family native to western North America, where it occurs in the southwestern United States as far east as Oklahoma and Texas, and Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, and Coahuila in Mexico.

Species Brassicaeae or The Mustard Family

The Spectacle pod Blooms from April through May. It is a pale pink and pale green plant, the spectacle pod is a beautiful flower that can grow in the desert. The plant grows through South Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona and southwest and Colorado and as far Texas. The spectacle pod grows in Sandy areas and grassland. Spectacle pod grows from February through June. The whole plant gets boiled and its like a tea and it helps with swelling mostly for the throat.

The spectacle pod gets its name by the fruit. The spectacle pod leaves are small and thin.
It grows up to 3 feet tall and underneath are four smaller green sepals. The spectacle pod is a native to the American southwest and Mexico. Its two-lobed seed capsules resemble miniature pairs of spectacles spectacle pod the name. It prefers sandstone-based desert shrub land or areas of pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine, appearing at elevations of 1000-6500'.

Sources:
https://www.americansouthwest.net/plants/wildflowers/dimorphocarpa-wislizeni.html

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Lon&Queta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/48096653@N00/5238849281
  2. (c) saraayers, all rights reserved, uploaded by Sara Ayers, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/39640209
  3. (c) saraayers, all rights reserved, uploaded by Sara Ayers, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/39640213
  4. (c) Lena Zappia, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/38027476
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  6. (c) Lena Zappia, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/38027468
  7. Adapted by smiller33 from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimorphocarpa_wislizeni

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iNat Map

Flower pale pink
Leaf pale green
Seed two-lobed