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Cleome gynandra (L.) L.

Weedy herb with rank odor when crushed; stems pubescent; leaves alternate, palmately compound; inflorescence a terminal raceme or corymb; petals white; stamens and style purple, long-exserted, elevated on a common stalk (androgynophore); fruit a cylindrical, 2-valved capsule, long-stipitate.

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