Gaura biennis
(Biennial Gaura)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Biennial Gaura, Biennial Beeblossom
    Synonyms: Oenothera gaura
      Lifespan: Biennial
      Zones: 4 - 8
      Type: Forb
      Bloom Time: June - August
      Status: Native

    Gaura biennis, or Biennial Gaura, is native to most of the eastern half of the United States. It is a biennial that grows in fields, meadows, prairies, along roadsides and railroads, on woodland edges and in thickets. It blooms in mid summer with stunning white flowers, but the flowers often open at night and last only until morning sun hits them, but if the day is cloudy, the flowers often persist through the day.

    This plant looks similar to some other members of the Gaura and Oenothera genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species, but it is perhaps most easy to distinguish by its biennial nature, and its white flowers.

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