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Synonyms for cleome

any of various often strong-smelling plants of the genus Cleome having showy spider-shaped flowers

tropical and subtropical annual or perennial herbs or low shrubs

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In addition, other plant species of the Cleome genus showed repellent actions against ticks (Parasitiformes) and insects (Ndungu et al.
Cleome is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cleomaceae and its different parts are used in medicine as well as home remedies for common ailments.
Use dependable annuals such as busy lizzies, cosmos, cleome, nicotiana, sweet alyssum and petunia in containers to draw your eye when daylight dims.
Ethanol extracts of Atractylis carduus, Cleome chrysantha, Cocculus pendulus and Conyza incana were highly toxic, causing death of all animals within 4 hours after intraperitoneal injections.
Another time I grew and tended many late blooming perennials all summer: cleome, Mexican sunflower, zinnias, goldenrod, boltonia, and asters.
For containers and flower beds or borders, my favourite plants are Ageratum (fluffy mauve-blue flowers on short stems), Antirrhinums (snap-dragons for children - dead head for the best performance), Begonia semperflorens (summer long masses of red, white and pink flowers), Cleome (the spider flower to give height to a display), Dianthus (choose a good one to add scent to the display), Gaillardia (for those really hot, sunny patios), Bedding Pelargoniums (sold as Geraniums - superb flower colours), Lobelia (huge variety of flower colours to act as a background to other bolder plants, Bedding Nemesia (annuals that flower their heads off), Nicotiana (scented flowers in their thousands).
But the days I expect garden visitors I am out there early to gently remove the faded flowers even from a cluster like phlox or cleome so the new ones look their best.
Another one that never fails to return is Cleome hassleriana with globes of spidery flowers coloured pink and white with a delicate perfume.
Species Division Class Subclass 1 Cleome Spermatophyta Angiospermae Dicots.
John's wort, violet, cleome (spider flower), mustard, heath, and primrose.
The first place prize; a composition of oakleaf hydrangea with ornamental grasses, 'Autumn Joy" sedum and cleome and yellow-twig dogwood, was designed Manhattan resident Denisha Williams.
A list of plants in the garden in 1829 includes tender acacias and caesalpinia, '10 or 12 Cistuses' and bulbs, while 'the most curious thing in the greenhouse' was an annual, Cleome pentaphylla, collected by his cousin Kit in Greece 'under the obelisk of Heliopolis'.
I find myself engaging in conversation with strangers whose gardens I admire and often coming away with a handful of seeds to propagate myself: cleome, or cat's whiskers; rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susan; salvia, both red and blue; gallardia, the gorgeous purple daisy-like flowers; clary sage and garden sage; basil and calendula and pot marigold; all sorts of minds and lambsears and poppies and hollyhocks and lemon balm .
The spider flower, Cleome spinosa, is an annual that is regularly used as a bedding plant in warmer climes.
On May 19, 1996, Cleome Jane Harris-Evans, a 26-year-old member of Peguis First Nation in Hodgson, Man.