Caper

Family

(Capparidaceae)

Flowers in the Caper Family have 4 petals that clump together on the upperside the flower. In our area they are herbs, whereas in the tropics they grow as trees or shrubs. The plants here can produce mustard-oils. The petals narrowly attach to the stalk and are much shorter than the stamens. Flowers in the family are generally pink or white. They have alternate leaves that are palmately compound. We found one out of the 45 species that grow in our area.
Spider Flower
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