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Brooklyn Flora: Brave Survivor

October 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

We found this brave flower on Bergen Street near Fourth Avenue. You hang in there, baby.

Tags: Brooklyn Flora · Park Slope

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 anonymous // Oct 10, 2008 at 9:00 am

    That’s a cleome (aka ‘spider plant’ or ‘spider flower’). It’s an annual that behaves, sometimes, like a perennial. If it is cut back after it blooms in the spring and fed well, abundant regrowth occurs in the fall. My unprofessional opinion is that Brooklyn cleomes are doing exceptionally well this year. Walking along PPW from GAP to Third St., I have seen at least three front yards with healthy, colorful cleomes with multiple blooms in the past week.

  • 2 anonymous // Oct 10, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Oh, and here’s more:


  • 3 Brenda from Flatbush // Oct 11, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Cleomes love autumn.