Oenothera species

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Scientific Name Oenothera boquillensis (Gaura boquillensis) USDA PLANTS Symbol
OEBO
Common Name Rio Grande Beeblossom, Boquillas Lizardtail ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
836005
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect, multi-stemmed perennial, 10 to 40 inches tall; long, narrow, lanceolate and wavy leaves; groups of white-to-light pink flowers are grouped near the top of the stems, 4 petals around the top half of the blossom, and 8 long stamens and central stigma. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera lindheimeri (Gaura lindheimeri) USDA PLANTS Symbol
OELI2
Common Name Lindheimer's Beeblossom, White Gaura ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
835999
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) SEINet Reference
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Description Erect to spreading perennial 20-60 inches tall; narrow, lanceolate and hairy leaves 1/2 to 3 inches long; white-to-pink flowers in spikes, each 1/2 to 1 inch across with four petals about 1/2 inch long, and long, fine stamens. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Oenothera patriciae (Gaura brachycarpa) USDA PLANTS Symbol
OEPA2
Common Name Plains Beeblossom ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
835996
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Erect, weak, delicate single-stemmed annual, may reach 24 inches tall, generally much shorter; hairy stems; lanceolate, hairy leaves up to 2-1/2 inches long; white bilateral flowers near the top of the stems, 4 petals around the top half of the blossom, and 8 long stamens and central stigma. Descr. excerpt from "Plants of the Rio Grande Delta" by Alfred Richardson. Texas Status
Native

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