PERITOMA lutea (Yellow beeplant)

Formerly Cleome lutea. Also called Yellow spiderflower. Drought tolerant native annual with pincushion-like yellow flowers, blooming April to September. Colonizer, preferring open and disturbed sites on arid and semi-arid shrublands and woodlands, sometimes in large colonies; up to 9,000 ft. elevation. Valuable nectar and pollen for numerous native bee species. Use as a soil stabilizer and short term emergency food source for native pollinators after disturbance, until perennial forbs bloom.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Capparaceae

Duration: Annual

Growth Habit: Forb/Herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 6-36 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 8 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: None

Nitrogen fixation: No

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance:

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range: 6.2-8.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 101,000

Seeding Rate: 7-11 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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