Cleome, or cleome, is a flowering plant that belongs to the Cleomaceae family. Such a plant is either annual or biennial. In nature, it is found in any corner of the Earth, in those areas where there is a temperate and warm climate. This genus unites about 70 species. Cleoma inflorescences have a special shape, so the Germans call it “spinenpflanze”, which translates as “spider plant”. Raceme inflorescences are not very common, they can be compared to a splash of champagne or an explosion. Some people may not like such flowers, but it is simply impossible to leave them unattended. Every year, such a flower crop attracts the attention of gardeners more and more, because it has very spectacular inflorescences with an unusual smell, and its flowering is quite long, it is observed from June to September.
Cleome has a very strong root system. Branched strong shoots, on their surface there is pubescence, consisting of short hair glands. The height of the ring can be up to 150 cm. Green alternate leaves in some species have small spines on the surface seam. The leaves can be simple or complex: they consist of 5 or 7 entire, elongated linear leaflets. The leaf apical plates are small and compact. Racemose top inflorescences consist of flowers that have the correct shape and are purple, pink, white or yellow in color. The flowers have relatively long stamens that look like spider legs. The fruit is a single-eyed polysperm with a pod shape, in length that can reach about 30 mm. Most amateur gardeners do not like the smell of flower stalks, but it is absolutely impossible to feel it in a garden plot, but it can scare away pests. This unusual scent is necessary for such a flower to attract small bats in the wild, which are its pollinators.