Choto hurhuri, Fringed spider flower, cleome rutidosperma
The plant flowers round the year. Flowers are pink, white, lilac, violet or blue, single, on leaf axil. Sepals 4, petals 4, stamens 6.
Leaves are trifoliate, middle one long, light green. Leaflets are glabrous, 4-7 cm long and 2-4 cm wide.
Cleome rutidosperma keeps fruiting throughout the year, although most abundantly in the rainy season in Bangladesh.
The seed contains alkaloid. The leaves are collected from the wild and eaten as a cooked vegetable or added to soup.
As a traditional medicinal plant it is used to cure earache, deafness, skin diseases and convulsions.