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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Brassicales
Familia: Brassicaceae
Genus: Physaria


Physaria is a genus of flowering plants in the mustard family. Many species are known generally as twinpods. They are native to the Americas, with many species endemic to western North America. They are densely hairy perennial herbs often growing prostrate or decumbent, along the ground in patches or clumps. They bear inflorescences of bright yellow flowers. The fruit is often notched deeply, dividing into twin sections, giving the genus its common name.

Species include:

* Physaria acutifolia - sharpleaf twinpod
* Physaria alpestris - Washington twinpod
* Physaria alpina - Avery Peak twinpod
* Physaria bellii - Front Range twinpod
* Physaria brassicoides - double twinpod
* Physaria chambersii - Chambers' twinpod
* Physaria condensata - tufted twinpod
* Physaria didymocarpa - common twinpod
* Physaria floribunda - pointtip twinpod
* Physaria geyeri - Geyer's twinpod
* Physaria grahamii - Graham's twinpod
* Physaria integrifolia - Snake River twinpod
* Physaria lepidota - Kane County twinpod
* Physaria newberryi - Newberry's twinpod
* Physaria obcordata - Dudley Bluffs twinpod (threatened)
* Physaria okanensis
* Physaria oregona - Oregon twinpod
* Physaria pulvinata
* Physaria reediana - alpine bladderpod
* Physaria repanda - Indian Canyon twinpod
* Physaria saximontana - Fremont County twinpod
* Physaria thamnophila
* Physaria vitulifera - roundtip twinpod

External links

* Jepson Manual Treatment: Physaria
* USDA Plants Profile
* CONPS: Physaria of Colorado

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