Posts Tagged: Cleome serrulata

Wed
24
2016

What’s Blooming 8/24/2016

Rocky Mountain Bee Plant – Cleome serrulata

 

Cleome serrulata

At first glance Rocky Mountain bee plant might appear to be an import from an alien planet. The big pink blooms, with long seed capsules dangling down like legs, atop a spindly stalk are unlike many other plants. So why do we have this plant at the Idaho Botanical Garden? Well, despite its otherworldly appearance Rocky Mountain bee plant is a North American native. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way down to Arizona and New Mexico.

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