What is this flower?
I love it and want to get more next year. I don't know what I bought at the nursery. So it may well not be native to Missouri. Unique stem - stem is covered in hundreds of tiers of small green leaves all the way up to flower - 4 feet tall!
This plant is a Cleome, pronounced Cle-o-me. All the vowels are pronounced as long vowels. It sometimes called a spider flower. It is an annual, but you can collect the seed from it and plant it. It is not native to Missouri.
Thank you so much Jennifer !!
you are so nice to respond ! Many thanks for your expertise and consideration!!