Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 2 taxa in the family Capparaceae, Caper family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Cleome, Spiderflower, Pinkqueen
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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cleome houtteana 087-01-001   FAMILY: Capparaceae


Look for it in gardens, disturbed areas, sandbars, riverbanks

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

Non-native: South America


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Common Name: Cleome, Fringed Spiderflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Cleome rutidosperma   FAMILY: Cleomaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cleome rutidosperma   FAMILY: Capparaceae


Look for it in disturbed areas


Non-native: tropical Asia & Africa


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"Regular flowers are radially symmetrical, which means that their petals or petal-like parts... are arranged around the center like the spokes of a wheel.... The majority of flowers are regular." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide