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Cleome lutea Hook.
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena prunorum @ BBSL (19)

Calliopsis scitula @ BBSL (1)

Calliopsis scutellaris @ BBSL (4)

Macrotera opacella @ BBSL (1)

Perdita calloleuca @ BBSL (1)

Perdita zebrata @ BBSL (87)
Apidae  Anthophora albata @ BBSL (1)

Anthophora flexipes @ BBSL (6)

Anthophora petrophila @ BBSL (4)

Anthophora urbana @ BBSL (1)

Apis mellifera @ BBSL (2)

Bombus centralis @ BBSL (1)

Bombus fervidus @ BBSL (1)

Bombus huntii @ BBSL (15)

Bombus morrisoni @ BBSL (26)

Bombus pensylvanicus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Diadasia enavata @ BBSL (1)

Eucera speciosa @ BBSL (1)
Colletidae  Hylaeus mesillae @ UCRC_ENT (5)
Halictidae  Agapostemon angelicus @ BBSL (2)

Agapostemon femoratus @ BBSL (14)

Halictus rubicundus @ BBSL (1)

Lasioglossum albohirtum @ BBSL (1)

Nomia melanderi @ BBSL (1)
Megachilidae  Ashmeadiella meliloti @ BBSL (1)

Coelioxys octodentata @ BBSL (1)

Dianthidium pudicum @ BBSL (3)

Megachile texana @ BBSL (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora conspicua @ BPI (1)

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Cleome lutea Hook.
yellow spiderflower

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General Information
Symbol: CLLU2
Group: Dicot
Family: Capparaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
PELU5 Peritoma lutea (Hook.) Raf.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Capparaceae – Caper family
Genus Cleome L. – spiderflower
Species Cleome lutea Hook. – yellow spiderflower

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Cleome lutea . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Cleome lutea</i>
Hook. var. <i>
J.F. Macbr.
Cleome lutea var. jonesii
Jones spiderflower Distribution of <i>
Cleome lutea</i>
Hook. var. <i>
lutea </i>
Cleome lutea var. lutea
yellow spiderflower

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


PELU5   Peritoma lutea (Hook.) Raf.

North America
Arid West FACU
Great Plains FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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