Last year’s golden blankets of Gordon’s Bladderpod (lesquerella gordonii) are conspicuously absent among the drab remains of the Winter ground cover. This annual from the Mustard Family needs a wet Winter and Spring to thrive. The prostate, slender stems turn up near the tips to display dense floral terminals. Its leaves have a dense cover of star-shaped hairs. The fruit are spherical, glabrous pods, which pop when crushed. Popweed is a common name for this Spring beauty.