Taxon  Report   11915    
Peritoma lutea  (Hook.) Raf.
Yellow Spiderwort,  Yellow bee plant
Peritoma lutea, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Cleome lutea

Bloom Period
Genus: Peritoma
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Cleome lutea

Alternate Names:
JEF: Cleome lutea var. lutea
JEF: Cleome lutea
More information about  Peritoma lutea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

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Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 06, 2019).