A genus of 4 species, annual herbs, of se. North America. The genus is endemic to se. United States Coastal Plain. This is the only genus of tribe Thelypodieae in our area.
ID notes:Warea (Brassicaceae) and Polanisia (Cleomaceae) are superficially similar. The genus is quite showy and conspicuous, reminiscent of a small Cleome because of its white to pink, clawed petals and silique borne on a long gynophore.