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Cleome.

Cleome chelidonii Linn. Capparideae. Spider-Flower.

East Indies. The seeds are used by the natives as a mustard in their curries, on account of their pungency.

Cleome felina Linn. f.

East Indies. In India, the flowers are used to flavor salads.

Cleome heptaphylla Linn.

American tropics. The leaves are eaten.

Cleome viscosa Linn.

Old World tropics. This plant has an acrid taste, something like mustard, and is eaten by the natives among other herbs as a salad. The seeds, being pungent, are used in curries as a mustard. Its seeds are eaten as a condiment like mustard. The seeds are used in curries.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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