spiderflower

spiderflower

noun
any of various often strong-smelling plants of the genus Cleome having showy spider-shaped flowers 
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spiderflower

any of about 275 species of plants constituting the genus Cleome of the family Cleomaceae, mostly tropical annual herbs with a pungent odour.

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