What Is The Name Of This Korean Flower?

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Sending a pic of a flower that I hope someone can identify. I am pretty sure it is originally from Korea. They get about five feet tall and spread by seed very easily.

Not sure how to attach a picture....someone please tell me how!!!

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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
Hi Melissa-I find many interesting things when trying to identify plants at times. You mentioned you believed the Cleome was originally from Korea. I thought I would spend a few minutes to get some information in order to expand a little on Brents answer. This was a big mistake as my time lately has been limited somewhat. If I had had four months, three weeks, five days, and six hours to research this I may have come up with possibly a more accurate answer. After an hour and a half of research I believe I was taken to almost every country on the globe and still don't feel I was close to finding the plants true origin. The first cleome is thought to have originated in tropical Africa and Southern asia during prehistoric times. Seeds carried by birds, winds, rivers, and oceans were spread to other tropical and subtropical locations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Over thousands of years I assume these plants changed in characteristics from the original species on the African continent in order to survive their new invironments. As each species was found and catorgorized it of course was noted as a native of that location. Cleome serrulata is a species native to North America. The Cleome hassleriana which I believe is the species you have in your garden is native to southern South America in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southeast Brazil. There are approximately 275 Cleome species. As Brent mentioned they are a nice annual that can be used in many ways throughout your gardens. Your plants really look nice and I'm sure you are enjoying their color.

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Answer #1 · Gardenality.com's Answer · Hi Melissa - Looks like you figured out how to attach a picture:-) I've been growing these in my gardens for years. What you have is Cleome, commonly called Spider Flower. They are great for planting as a background to lower growing flowers in a flowerbed or to naturalize sunny woodland borders. I even grow them in mixed container gardens for a vertical accent.

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Melissa Shaw · Gardenality Stem · Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F
Thanks so much! I knew if anyone would know it would be you guys!!

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