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Bladderpod (Isomeris arborea)

Plant: A shrub from 3 to 10 feet high, widely branched with hard, yellow wood and a characteristic disagreeable smell to the leaf and blossom. Common.
Leaf: The leaves are narrow, 1/2 to 1-3/8 inch long and 1/4 as wide, with a sharp point. They are arranged in threes, alternating on each side of the stem.
Flowers: The flowers are yellow and are grouped in bunches at the ends of the branches.
Seeds: The seed pod is a large, prominent capsule 1 to 2 inches long, drooping on long stalks.