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Oenothera patriciae (Plains beeblossom)
Stone, Robert L.

Oenothera patriciae

Oenothera patriciae W.L. Wagner & Hoch

Plains Beeblossom, Plains Gaura

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Gaura brachycarpa, Gaura hexandra var. coryi, Gaura tripetala var. coryi

USDA Symbol: OEPA2

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: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: LA , MS , OK , TX

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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