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Cleome lutea - Hook.

Common Name Yellow Spiderflower, Jones spiderflower
Family Capparidaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy soils on desert plains to lower montane valleys, it is also found on sandy flatland[60].
Range Western N. America - Nebraska to Washington and Arizona.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Cleome lutea Yellow Spiderflower,  	Jones spiderflower


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Cleome lutea Yellow Spiderflower,  	Jones spiderflower
Al Schneider @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cleome lutea is a ANNUAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft).
It is frost tender. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Peritoma aurea. P. luteum.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Young shoots - cooked[85]. Seed - ground into a meal and used as a flour[85].

Medicinal Uses



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Stings.

The plant has been used to treat ant bites[257].

Other Uses

Dye.

Yields a black dye[85]. No further details are given, but it is probably obtained by boiling down the whole plant[K].

Cultivation details

Prefers a light fertile soil in a warm dry sunny position with plenty of room to spread[1, 200]. A frost tender plant, it can be grown as a summer annual in Britain[200].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow or only lightly cover the seed in spring in a greenhouse[164]. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 14 days at 25°c[164]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Day time temperatures below 20°c depress germination but a night time fall to 20° is necessary[164].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cleome gynandraAfrican Spider Flower, Spiderwisp02
Cleome monophylla 21
Cleome ornithopodioidesBird spiderflower10
Cleome serrulataRocky Mountain Beeplant31
Cleome viscosaTickweed, Asian spiderflower22

 

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Botanical References

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