The flowers have 4 long, narrow petals, all on the upper half of the bloom. The stamens are even longer than the petals. The alternate leaves are simple or palmate. There are only a few local species, the family being mostly a tropical one.

"Capers" are the pickled buds of Capparis spinosa, a Mediterranean shrub.

Tree This family contains trees.
Flower This family contains flowers.

Spider-Flower Cleome spinosa