OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oenothera simulans   FAMILY Onagraceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaura angustifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-04-005:
Gaura angustifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gaura angustifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Southeastern Gaura, Southern Beeblossom


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image of Oenothera simulans, Southeastern Gaura, Southern Beeblossom

Keith Bradley    kab_o_simulans_78169

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Oenothera simulans, Southeastern Gaura, Southern Beeblossom

Keith Bradley    kab_o_simulans_77778

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

Petals 3-4, white to pink, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oenothera simulans   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaura angustifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 137-04-005:
Gaura angustifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gaura angustifolia

 

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4107

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in open woodlands, sandy fields, roadsides, primarily in the outer Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White to pink
3-4 merous (often mixed on a plant)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Indehiscent capsule

 

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