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Gaura drummondii (Drummond's beeblossom)
Cliffe, Harry

Gaura drummondii

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers white to pinkish.


USA: AR , CA , GA , LA , TX
Native Distribution: Not native to CA.

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0240 Collected June 13, 1992 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

Additional resources

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


Record Last Modified: 2013-02-23
Research By: DEW

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