Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3500

Forb
Annual

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, persistent & self-seeding from cultivation as an ornamental

Look for it in gardens, disturbed areas, sandbars, riverbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 5-7 leaflets
Alternate, spirally arranged

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale pink or white (AM), deep pink (PM)
Bilaterally symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tarenaya hassleriana   FAMILY Cleomaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cleome hassleriana   FAMILY Capparaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 087-01-001:
Cleome houtteana   FAMILY Capparaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cleome spinosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Neocleome spinosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Cleome, Spiderflower, Pinkqueen


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picture of Cleome houtteana, image of Tarenaya hassleriana

JK Marlow    jkm100702_068

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Cleome houtteana, image of Tarenaya hassleriana

JK Marlow    jkm100702_072

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaflets oblanceolate, entire. Leaves with flattened recurved stipular thorns, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Cleome houtteana, image of Tarenaya hassleriana

JK Marlow    jkm100702_076

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Cleome houtteana, image of Tarenaya hassleriana

JK Marlow    jkm100702_081

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Petals clawed, claw 1-1.5cm long. Filaments 4-6cm long (longer than petals), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Cleome houtteana, image of Tarenaya hassleriana

JK Marlow    jkm100702_088

July    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail