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*Tarenaya species 1 . Cleome, Spiderflower, Pinkqueen. Phen: Jun-Nov. Hab: Gardens, disturbed areas, sandbars, riverbanks, persistent and self-seeding from cultivation as an ornamental. Dist: Native of South America.

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Taxonomy Comments: The correct name for this species in Tarenaya is a new combination (in press).

Other Comments: The petals in bud are a pale pink to nearly white, they turn a deep pink upon opening late in the day; by morning the petals have once again faded to a pale pink or white.

Synonymy: = Cleome hasslerana – Pa, orthographic variant; = Cleome hassleriana Chodat – Ar, C, Fl4, K1, NcTx, Tx, WH3, Christenhusz, Fay, & Byng (2018); = Cleome houtteana Schltdl. – RAB, misapplied; = Tarenaya hassleriana (Chodat) Iltis – FNA7, Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Tn, Va, Iltis & Cochrane (2007); >< Cleome spinosa Jacq. – F, G, S13, Tat, misapplied; >< Neocleome spinosa (Jacq.) Small – S, misapplied

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: FACU (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (name change)

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷


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