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Oenothera gaura [=Gaura biennis]

Biennial Beeblossom, Biennial Gaura, Northeastern Gaura

Scientific Name:

Oenothera gaura [=Gaura biennis]

Genus:

Oenothera

Species Epithet:

gaura

Common Name:

Biennial Beeblossom, Biennial Gaura, Northeastern Gaura

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Biennial

Plant Family

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Red, Pink

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, woodlands, streambanks, fields, disturbed areas. Infrequent to fairly common in the NC mountains, except scarce in the far southwestern counties. Very rare in the Piedmont portion of the range.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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