Yellow Mouse-Whiskers, Yellow Cleome Cleome angustifolia petersiana
Order: Brassicales. Family: Cleomaceae
Kruger National ParkDescription
Very common, tall (1m +) herb. A non-woody plant (forb). Dec - Mar.
Yellow flowers with violet markings near base, only two fertile stamens significantly longer and larger than the others, curving upwards.
The floral bracts divided into three leaflets distinguishes this subsp. from subsp. diandra
(bracts undivided or absent).Distribution
Not endemic to South Africa. Provincial distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.Habitat
Cleome prefers sandy or rocky soil. It is often the most common flower in disturbed ground, and may cover large areas. Also occurring in bushveld.