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Gaura sinuata (Wavyleaf beeblossom)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Gaura sinuata

Gaura sinuata Nutt. ex Ser.

Wavyleaf beeblossom

Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)



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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Sep


USA: AL , AR , CA , FL , GA , LA , MO , OK , SC , TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Gaura sinuata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gaura sinuata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gaura sinuata


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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