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Gaura drummondii (Spach) Torr. & A. Gray
Drummond's beeblossom, Drummond's gaura
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
USDA Symbol: GADR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers white to pinkish.
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0240
Collected June 13, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
Record Last Modified: 2013-02-23
Research By: DEW