Gaura calcicola P.H. Raven & Gregory
Texas beeblossom, Limestone Gaura
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: GACA5
The genus Gaura is composed of rather weedy plants, with leaves borne singly on the stems and frequently in a basal rosette. The flowers are in spikes or racemes, or are branching. They open in the evening. The 4 petals are on the upper side of the flower, giving it a slightly bilateral symmetry. There are normally 8 prominent stamens and 1 pistil; these are on the lower side. The stamens have reddish-brown anthers. The genus is easily recognized, but the species are sometimes difficult, due partly to a great deal of hybridization.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Native Habitat: West Texas and the Edwards plateau on rocky, dry, limestone soils.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0006 Collected April 17, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
BibliographyBibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gaura calcicola in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gaura calcicola in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gaura calcicola
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff