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Rocky Mountain Bee Plant
Cleome serrulata


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About Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata)
Height: Up to 5 ft.
Flower Color: Light to purplish pink
Plant Type: Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost. Can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.
Flower Type: Large fluffy flowerheads of small complex flowers
Bloom Time: Mid to late season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? Yes
Is this wildflower medicinal? Yes
More about Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata): Native Americans used the plant and flowers as an important potherb. Seeds were also ground and used in bread-making. No. American Indians and western settlers used this in treatment of fevers, stomach disorders, and sore eyes.
What is Rocky Mountain Bee Plant's native range?
  Indigenous To: Eastern WA state east over the Rockies and into the Great Plains.
Where Rocky Mountain Bee Plant is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: All regions of North America.
  Zones: 3-10
  States:
How to grow Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Cleome serrulata)
  Soil preference: Adaptable
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average to arid
  Instructions: If you know common garden "Cleome", or "Spider Flower", this is a North American wild version of that tall garden flower. It is an annual, and appreciates gritty, arid-type soil.

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