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Bladderpod Spiderflower, Burro Fat
Scientific Name: Cleome isomeris Greene
Synonym: Isomeris arborea
Family: Capparaceae
Bladderpod Spiderflower, Burro Fat (Cleome  isomeris)
as Isomeris arborea ©Gary A. Monroe. Mojave Desert Preserve, San Bernardino Co., CA. April 20, 2003
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 7-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun, shade intolerant

Origin: USA (Arizona, California), Mexico (Baja California), up to 4000 feet elevation (1200 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 6 feet spread (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Very low water use, needs good drainage


as Isomeris arborea ©Gary A. Monroe. Mojave Desert Preserve, San Bernardino Co., CA. April 20, 2003

Blooming Habits:
The Bladderpod Spider Floweryellow blooms in late winter to early spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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