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Cleome ornithopodioides - L.

Common Name Bird spiderflower
Family Capparidaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky debris on hillsides, gravels and river drifts, occasionally on waste ground[74].
Range Europe to W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Cleome ornithopodioides Bird spiderflower


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Cleome ornithopodioides Bird spiderflower

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cleome ornithopodioides is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses: Condiment.

Seed. Used as a mustard substitute[74, 177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species but it should succeed as a spring-sown annual in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a light fertile soil in a warm dry sunny position with plenty of room to spread[1, 200].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow or only lightly cover the seed in spring in a greenhouse[164]. The seed usually germinates in 5 - 14 days at 25°c[164]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Day time temperatures below 20°c depress germination but a night time fall to 20° is necessary[164].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Cleome gynandraAfrican Spider Flower, Spiderwisp02
Cleome luteaYellow Spiderflower, Jones spiderflower21
Cleome monophylla 21
Cleome serrulataRocky Mountain Beeplant31
Cleome viscosaTickweed, Asian spiderflower22

 

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