Rocky Mountain Beeplant - Cleome serrulata
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Stems simple or branched, 15–80 cm. Leaves 3-foliolate; the leaflets 2–5 cm long. Flowers pink or purple, rarely white; calyx 2–3 mm long; petals 5–12 mm long; stamens 2 to 3 times as long as petals. Fruit broadly linear, 2–6 cm long; the stipe 11–23 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
WA to SK south to CA, AZ, NM; introduced in eastern North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Sparsely-vegetated, often saline, sandy to clayey soil of grasslands, steppe, moist meadows, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.