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