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Cleome platycarpa

Cleome platycarpa Torr.

Golden Bee Plant, Golden Bee-plant, Golden Beeplant, Golden Spiderflower

Capparaceae (Caper family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CA , ID , NV , OR
Native Habitat: Alkaline clay soils, volcanic tuff, dry foothills, among junipers, in sagebrush scrub, fields, railroads.

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


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

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