The Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea) is a distinctive plant with a strange rubber-like odor. It has unusual yellow flowers and large fruits that, when dry, resemble a paper lantern that rattles as the seeds inside the dried fruit jangle around.
additional photos and learn more about the Bladderpod, please visit the California
State University Channel Islands’website.
PHOTO CREDIT: Robb Hannawacker, National Park Service