Red-Whisker Clammyweed



Polanisia dodecandra

The name sounds like a character from a Dr. Seuss book, but it’s actually a lovely flower native to Oklahoma and most of the U.S. Clammyweed is closely related to spiderflowers (Cleome), with airy flowers sporting long reddish-pink stamens. Pollinator favorite. Full sun, medium-dry soil. 2-3’ height. Annual, often self-seeds.

Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2023. Taxonomic Data Center. ( Chapel Hill, N.C. [maps generated from Kartesz, J.T. 2023. Floristic Synthesis of North America, Version 1.0. Biota of North America Program (BONAP). (in press)]