Cleome serrulata (Rocky Mountain Beeplant)
Family:
Capparaceae (Caper)
         
Cleome serrulata is a common plant that often looks weedy along roadsides or on disturbed areas. The violet form is most common, but occassionally a white-flowered plant is found.

Plants in the Caper family have many characteristics similar to Mustards. Flowers have four petals and the long fruit capsules appear similar to the siliques of mustard fruits.


Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills  (3500 - 9000 ft.)
Time of bloom:  June - August
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers