PERITOMA lutea (Yellow beeplant)

Formerly known as Cleome lutea. Sometimes called Yellow spiderflower. Low to moderate water requirement; full sun. Numerous pincushion-like yellow flowers are fragrant, attracting bees and butterflies. This annual species inhabits western landscapes from desert shrublands to foothills, riparian areas and montane regions, sometimes in large colonies. Recommended for short-term stabilization and beautification.

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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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