Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Threadstalk Gaura at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Threadstalk Gaura, Slenderstalk Beeblossom
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The protruding style has a cross-shaped stigma; stamens are long & drooping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
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The tubular flowers have 4 narrow, white, spreading petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
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Sepals reflexed separately , per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Look for it in sandy fields, disturbed areas, and clearings, per Weakley's Flora
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]
White to pink
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p150
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p186
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p126