Kentlands Photowalk, Spider Flowers, Cleome, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Spider Flowers, Cleome, are very popular in the home gardens in Kentlands. And, they are fun to photograph. You may wish to add them to your home garden.
"Spider flowers don’t emit a noticeable fragrance, but hummingbirds and butterflies didn’t get the memo, because they are drawn to these flowers all summer long. An additional unusual but welcome visitor to these flower clusters is the hummingbird moth, which looks so much like a hummingbird as it darts about at twilight you’ll do a double-take.
A member of the Capparaceae family, the genus Cleome is often referred to by the common names of spider flower, rocky mountain bee plant, and stinking clover. As an annual you can grow this in all climates; the tropical plant is perennial only in zones 10 and 11." The Spruce
Subhash Sharma "These nice looking Spider flowers (Cleome hassleriana) also called Spider plant are native to southern South America in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeast Brazil and because of their lovely colour are also called 'Pink Queen' despite the fact that some species of this plant also have flowers of purple, pink, or white colour."
Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.
Kentlands Photowalk, Spider Flower, Cleome, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5366
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs