Taxon  Report   11915 
Peritoma lutea  (Hook.) Raf.
Yellow Spiderwort,  Yellow bee plant
Peritoma lutea
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Peritoma lutea
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Peritoma lutea
© 2011 California Academy of Sciences
Peritoma lutea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Peritoma lutea
© 2010 Steve Matson
Genus: Peritoma
Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Cleome lutea
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Cleome lutea
ICPN: Cleome lutea var. lutea
More information about  Peritoma lutea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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