Peritoma serrulata

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Scientific Name Peritoma serrulata (Cleome serrulata) USDA PLANTS Symbol CLSE
Common Name Rocky Mountain Beeplant ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 823032
Family Cleomaceae (Cleome formerly Capparacaea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to montane (3500 to 9000 ft.); sandy soils in open fields, roadsides, and other disturbed places.
Plant: Erect annual 20 to 32 inches tall, single stem branched near top.
Leaves: Compound leaves each with three slender lanceolate leaflets, 1 to 2-3/8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Clusters of many pink to dark pink or lavender flowers in a terminal raceme each with 4 petals and 6 long stamens; seed pods 1 to 2 inches long.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, and SEINet.
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