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Polanisia dodecandra

 
Polanisia dodecandra
clammyweed

Synonym(s) Cleome dodecandra; Cleome marshallii
Common name clammyweed
Family cleomaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white

Wonderful common name, eh? It's a nice enough annual, though. I started them twice from seed; those years, they started blooming already under the grow lights, and continued on at least into early summer. My nicest specimen, however, was a volunteer that appeared unexpectedly a few years later, in a crack between the flagstone path along our swimming pond. A single plant started blooming in early August. I had completely forgotten its name, but re-identified it with help from the online community at GardenWeb's Name That Plant forum.

Polanisia dodecandra
Seedpods develop from earlier flowers as new ones keep opening at top

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: big pond

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (57%G, 5-11d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (78%G, 5-8d)


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