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Cleome lutea var. lutea

Cleome lutea Hook. var. lutea

Yellow Bee Plant, Yellow Bee-plant, Yellow Beeplant, Yellow Spiderflower

Capparaceae (Caper family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NE , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Habitat: Dry sandy flats, desert scrub, roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cleome lutea var. lutea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cleome lutea var. lutea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cleome lutea var. lutea


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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