Sphaerophysa salsula

Sphaerophysa salsula

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
AKA: Alkali Swainsonpea, Austrian Peaweed,
 Red Bladder-vetch

Photo taken on: May 25, 2012
Location: Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Disturbed moist areas, alkaline soil

Grows to 4ft tall with short white hairs on the stem and many oval leaflets.arrow

Sphaerophysa salsula



Seed pods are bladder-like and translucent.

It is considered noxious in some states.

Photo taken on: July 27, 2013
Location: Abiquiu, NM

Red & Orange Flowers