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Oenothera calcicola (Texas beeblossom)
Schwartzman, Steven

Oenothera†calcicola

Oenothera†calcicola†(P.H. Raven & D.P. Greg.) W.L. Wagner & Hoch

Texas Beeblossom, Limestone‚†Gaura

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Gaura calcicola

USDA Symbol: OECA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Species such as this one, formerly placed in the genus Gaura, are typically 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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: West Texas and the Edwards plateau on rocky, dry, limestone soils.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Commercially Avail: yes

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From the National Organizations Directory

According 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

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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