Isomeris arborea

Isomeris arborea “Bladderpod” Isomeris arborea “Bladderpod”

Isomeris arborea is a very tough plant with a strange but nicely ornamental countenance. The three-lobed leaves are blue-tinted, and the showy yellow flowers give way to large, specious seed pods that rattle when dry. Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees appreciate the flowers as a nectar source, and the flowers appear year round, although the plants do go deciduous under stress of extreme drought. A member of the Caper family, and there are rumors that the flower buds can be pickled and eaten in a similar way! Grows 3-6’ high and wide, is deer resistant, and is tolerant of heavy, clay soil if not overwatered!

Low water

CA Native Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 8-11