Definition of Spider flower

1. Noun. Native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United States; grown for its long-lasting spider-shaped white to pink-purple flowers.

Exact synonyms: Cleome Hassleriana, Spider Plant
Generic synonyms: Cleome, Spiderflower



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spider Flower

spide
spider
spider's web
spider's webs
spider-burst
spider-webby
spider angioma
spider angiomas
spider brake
spider cancer
spider cell
spider crab
spider fern
spider finger
spider flower (current term)
spider goat
spider haemangioma
spider hole
spider lilies
spider lily
spider mite
spider mole
spider monkey
spider monkeys
spider nevus
spider orchid
spider pelvis
spider plant
spider strap

Literary usage of Spider flower

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"The spider-flower is worth growing for the mere fun of seeing the pods explode. The shooting of seeds so far described is accomplished ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1912)
"In ordinary flowers the resemblance is not especially noticeable, but in the spider flower the different sets of floral organs are separated from one ..."

3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Cleome spinosa L. Giant spider-flower Herbaceous annual Cultivated and ... Cleome viscosa L. Spider-flower Herbaceous annual Ballast and waste ground. ..."

4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Cleome spinosa L. Giant spider-flower Herbaceous annual Cultivated and ... Cleome viscosa L. Spider-flower Herbaceous annual Ballast and waste ground ..."

5. Catalogue of the Flora of Minnesota Including Its Phaenogamous and Vascular by Warren Upham (1884)
"spider flower. Mankato. Upham, Leiberg. An immigrant from the plains west of Minnesota. Southwest. ..."

6. Annual Report by Columbus Horticultural Society, Columbus, Ohio (1892)
"These characteristics, together with its long and spreading stamens have given it the very appropriate common name of spider flower. ..."

7. Old Time Gardens, Newly Set Forth by Alice Morse Earle (1901)
"A name given it in a cottage garden in Wayland was Blue Spider- flower, which seems more suited than that of Spider- wort for the Tradescantia. ..."

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