Taxon  Report   2262    
Cleomella obtusifolia  Torr. & Frém.
Bluntleaf stinkweed,  Mojave cleomella
Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Cleomella obtusifolia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Cleomella
Communities: Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cleomella obtusifolia var. pubescens
ICPN: Cleomella obtusifolia var. florifera
ICPN: Cleomella obtusifolia var. jonesii
More information about  Cleomella obtusifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).