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Stenosiphon linifolius (False gaura)
Waitt, Damon E.

Stenosiphon linifolius

Stenosiphon linifolius (Nutt. ex James) Heynh.

False Gaura

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)

Synonym(s): Stenosiphon virgatus

USDA Symbol: STLI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Usually up to about 6 feet tall, may reach up to about 10 feet.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Sometimes fade to pinkish.


USA: AR , CO , IN , KS , MO , NE , NM , OH , OK , SD , TX , WY

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry


Use Wildlife: Ruby-throated Hummingbirds pollinate as well as bees and other insects.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds


Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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