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Stone, Robert L.
Gaura brachycarpa Small
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Gaura hexandra var. coryi, Gaura tripetala var. coryi
USDA Symbol: gabr2
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: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff