Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Gaura biennis L.
biennial bee-blossom, biennial gaura
Gaura: from the Greek gauros, "proud," from the showy flowers of some ssp.
biennis: biennial, completing the life cycle in two growing seasons, usually blooming and fruiting in the second
|Plant: ||erect, annual/biennial, 3'-6' tall forb, coarse, often hairy, branched at the top|
|Flower: ||pink to red, 4-parted, 1/2"-1 1/4" wide, petals all from one side of the flower; inflorescence with many flowers on several spikes; blooms Aug.-Sept.|
|Leaf:||lance-like to oblong, alternate|
|Habitat: ||sun; dry; prairies, woods, shores|