Brief SummaryRead full entry
BiologyThe Spring Creek bladderpod has an annual life cycle. The plant germinates between September and October and spends the winter as a small rosette of leaves, waiting until the spring before it fully develops and begins to flower. Flowers usually blossom in March and April (4) (5), and once fertilised, the fruit begins to mature and the flowers wither (4). The fruit splits open upon maturity in late April and May and the plant dies shortly after (5). The enclosed seeds fall onto the ground, where they lie dormant until the autumn, at which point the life cycle begins again with seed germination (4). Like other bladderpods, individual plants of this species are unable to self-fertilise, and reproduction therefore requires cross-pollination with other individuals (5).