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Cleome gynandra

Cleome gynandraCommon Name: Spiderplant
Cleome gynandra is a species of Cleome that is used as a green vegetable. It is known by many common names including Shona cabbage[, African cabbage, spiderwisp, cat’s whiskers,and stinkweed. It is an annual wildflower native to Africa but has become widespread in many tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. It is an erect, branching plant generally between 25 cm and 60 cm tall. Its sparse leaves are each made up of 3-5 oval-shaped leaflets. The flowers are white, sometimes changing to rose pink as they age. The seed is a brown 1.5mm diameter sphere. The leaves are edible. . . . .Read more