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Oenothera curtiflora (Velvetweed)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Oenothera curtiflora

Oenothera curtiflora W.L. Wagner & Hoch

Velvetweed, Velvetleaf Gaura, Lizard-tail Gaura, Willow Gaura

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Gaura mollis, Gaura parviflora, Gaura parviflora var. lachnocarpa, Gaura parviflora var. typica

USDA Symbol: OECU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This taxon was previously listed in NPIN as Gaura parviflora.

 

From the Image Gallery

13 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: To about 6 feet in height.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OH , OK , OR , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , WY

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FACU UPL UPL UPL FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0394 Collected May 27, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
NPSOT 0002 Collected April 12, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry

2 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Bibliography

Bibref 1211 - Folk Medicine: The Art and the Science (1985) Richard P. Steiner

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2015-11-10
Research By: JAM

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