spiderflower


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Noun1.spiderflower - any of various often strong-smelling plants of the genus Cleome having showy spider-shaped flowersspiderflower - any of various often strong-smelling plants of the genus Cleome having showy spider-shaped flowers
genus Cleome, Cleome - tropical and subtropical annual or perennial herbs or low shrubs
Cleome hassleriana, spider flower, spider plant - native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United States; grown for its long-lasting spider-shaped white to pink-purple flowers
Cleome serrulata, Rocky Mountain bee plant, stinking clover - plant of western North America having trifoliate leaves and white or pink spider-shaped flowers; sometimes used as an ornamental
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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woolly sea-blite Cleomaceae Spiderflower Family Peritoma arborea (Nutt.
On finally reaching Uluru, all our party was taken by the majesty of this unique monolith, but we were soon 'beating the bushes,' and the spiderflower genus Grevillea, was 'dripping' with mirids.
For example, he meticulously lists the wild plants discovered by Nathan in a field: "There are evening primrose, senna, asters, verbena, elecampane, gay feather, spiderflower, goldenrod, cone flowers, bottle gentian, ironweed, queen-of-the-meadow, boneset, yarrow, cornflowers, false foxglove, turtleheads, and sunflowers" (182).