Yellow Spiderflower:  Capparaceae (Caper Family)  Cleome  lutea
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May 16, 2005 - Grand County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

also known as Yellow Spiderwort and Yellow Beeplant
Similar to Rocky Mountain Beeplant but shorter, instead of 3-part leaves,on lower parts it has 5 to 7 part leaves.
Flowers are yellow, 4-petalled and have long stamens. 
They grow in open, sandy or disturbed areas and are an indicator that selenium is present in the soil.

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