Cleome viscosa | Asian spider flower

Cleome viscosa | Asian spider flower

Common Name :Asian spider flower, Yellow cleome spider flower, Tick weed Botanical name :Cleome viscosa Family : Cleomaceae

Cleome viscosa

Kingdom - Plantae

Order - Brassicales

Genus - Cleome

Synonym - Polanisia viscosa

Height - 4.5 to 5 feet tall

Type / Life cycle - Annual

Category - Branched woody herb

Origin / Native - Asia, Africa

Found in - Forest, river banks

Flowers - Small, yellow, 4 petals, 13 stamens

Foliage&Plant - Green, obovate, compound, 5 leaflets, hairy stem

Fruits - Green, hairy, sticky, mustard like brown seeds

Maintenance - Full sun, part shade, easy to grow, average water

Propagation - Seeds

Growth Rate - Fast

Uses - Medicinal

Tamil - Naikkaduku, Naivelai

Yellow spider flower with foliage, Flower buds
Yellow spider flower with foliage, Flower buds

Yellow spider flower
Yellow spider flower

Cleome viscosa fruits[Immature, young]
Cleome viscosa fruits[Immature, young]

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


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