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Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

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Cleome serrulata

Rocky Mountain Bee Plant

 

Flower seed packet contains 0.25 gram/approximately 30 seeds.

 

Wild Cleome "discovered" by Lewis & Clark

Bees and insects enjoy the rich nectar from the blossoms.

Annual. Lives just one year. Grows quickly, blooms heavily, dies with first frost, but can regrow following spring if seed falls on bare ground.

Grows up to five foot.

The seeds are often consumed by morning doves.

When the leaves have matured, they are harvested, boiled and can be eaten as greens.

The seeds are edible and can be made into flour. 

Commonly used as a paint or dye.

 

American Indians and Western settlers used this in treatment of fevers, stomach disorders, and sore eyes.  A poultice is made of the crushed leaves and used to reduce swelling and boiled with a rusty iron to be made into a drink to treat anemia.

 

Seed Depth: 1/4"
Height: 12-60"
Spacing: 10"-15"
Light: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil, but adaptable
USDA Zone: 3-10
Blooming period: May-June

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