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Mexican Clammyweed (Polanisia uniglandulosa)


Clammyweeds are sticky and strong smelling. Their upright stems are heavily leafed, each leaf being divided into 3 segments. The flowers are clustered at the end of the stems. The petals are white, erect, 5/8-1 1/8 inches long, and notched at the tip. There are as many as 28stamens,-3/4-2 inches long, with purplish anthers. The-stamens-are longer than the petals, giving the-flower-a striking deep purple and white effect.-Fruit-pods are erect, 2-3 inches long (248).

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Brassicales

            • Family: Cleomaceae

              • Genus: Polanisia