Polanisia dodecandra (L.) DC.
Family: Cleomaceae
rough-seed clammy-weed
[Cleome dodecandra L.]
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Robert W. Freckmann  
Etymology: Polanisia: from poly for "many" and ansos for "unequal," referring to how this differs from the stamens in Cleome
Plants: erect, annual, 8"-20" tall forb, with sticky hairs and unpleasant odor
Leaves: 3-parted, on stalks about the same length as the leaf blade
Flowers: white to pinkish, 4-parted, 1/4" long, irregular-shaped with long claws, the side petals longest, stamens much longer than the petals; inflorescence a terminal cluster (raceme) of many, stalked flowers; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: long, pea-like capsule, mostly stalkless, erect, slightly hairy, sticky
Habitat: disturbed sites, stream sides; in gravelly, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Polanisia dodecandra image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Polanisia dodecandra image
from USDA Plants website  
Polanisia dodecandra image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Polanisia dodecandra image
Polanisia dodecandra image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Merel R. Black  
Polanisia dodecandra image
Merel R. Black  
Polanisia dodecandra image
Robert W. Freckmann  
Polanisia dodecandra image
Polanisia dodecandra image
Polanisia dodecandra image
Robert H. Read  
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