Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Gaura biennis L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Onagraceae
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
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Status: Native
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.
Fruit:4-sided, stalkless
Leaf:lance-like to oblong, alternate
Habitat: sun; dry; prairies, woods, shores

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Gaura biennis L. var. biennis

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