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Spider Flower ...

Posted by rogertse NE AR (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 21, 06 at 15:58

That's why they called it a Spider Flowers...

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That's beautiful!
JoanMN


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I have been looking for the ID of one of these for about a month. I had one come up in a old garden spot and didn't know what it was. I tried to upload a photo but mine was too big. Could you post another photo of the whole plant so I can be sure this is the same. Mine has some kind of seed pods that come straight out from the long part of the stem just under the blooms. Could I save these for replanting or trading. Thanks in advance for any help learning about this plant and its name.


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Spider flower AKA cleome you can read it from this link
http://www.gardenguides.com/flowers/annuals/cleome.htm

Here in AR zone 7, I never bother with them and they came back every year and grow like crazy, I have tons of them growing all over my property, they can grow to 5-6' tall and can be very messy... I can take some pictures of them in the morning and post them here...


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That was very helpful and yes I would love to see your photos. I have no idea how this plant started cause it was not here last year. I collected the seed and pods today cause some of them were drying out and opening. How do I save them for next year. I have them in a sealed bowl for now and also do I need to wait for the other pods to open before I store them. I have already picked all of them, hope that was ok. Thank you again for the info, I am glad I didn't just mow it down as a weed before it bloomed.


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The Spider plant took over one of the vege garden this year, and I was too busy to clean them out, wife kind of weeded them, and this is how they look like with a lot of them together
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and one of the older plants
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and one of the close ups of the seed pods
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I transplanted two of them to an area for the flowers, you can see how they stand up with the beautiful zinnia
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We have never save the seeds, never had to, because they came back up each year


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