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Missouri bladderpod

(Lesquerella filiformis)


Missouri bladderpod

Photo by Missouri Department of Conservation; Jim Rathert


Status: Threatened

first listed as Endangered on January 8, 1987

Reclassified to threatened Oct. 15, 2003


Habitat: Open glades in shallow limestone soils


Lead Region: 3


Region 3 Lead Office: ColumbiaES, Missouri Field Office


Range: Missouri


Natural History, Ecology, and Regulatory Information

Federal Register Final Rule: Technical Corrections for Three Midwest Region Plant Species (Sept. 14, 2010) - - includes Missouri bladderpod


Fact sheet

Species Profile - links to the National USFWS website


We're Glad to Have Glades (pdf) -an article in the Endangered Species Technical Bulletin


Missouri Bladderpod 5-Year Review (2008)

Missouri Bladderpod - Recovery on the Horizon


Reclassifiction from Endangered to Threatened

News Release (October 15, 2003) - Rare Plant Rebounds; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Downlists Status of Missouri Bladderpod from Endangered to Threatened html - pdf


Federal Register Notice (pdf) - Reclassification of Lesquerella filiformis (Missouri Bladderpod) From Endangered to Threatened


Fact Sheet - Questions and Answers About the Reclassification of the Missouri Bladderpod from Endangered to Threatened html - pdf



Midwest Endangered Species


Last updated: April 14, 2015