is a species of cleome
known by the common names fewleaf cleome
and fewleaf spiderflower
. This annual wildflower is native to California
where it grows in desert sand. This is an erect, branching plant not exceeding a meter in height. Its sparse leaves are each made up of 3 thick, oval-shaped leaflets. The bright yellow flowers have curving petals and long stamens
tipped with knobby anthers. The fruit is a capsule up to 4 centimeters long.