|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
|Description||Habitat: Black clay or sandy soils in prairies, forest edges and moist ares around ponds and seeps; widely cultivated.
Plant: Erect to spreading perennial 20-60 inches tall, upper portion much branched; colony-forming.
Leaves: Narrow, elliptic, hairy leaves 1/2 to 3-1/2 inches long, serrate margins.
Inflorescence: White-to-light pink flowers 1/2 to 1-14 inches long in a spike, 4 petals about 1/2-inch long around the top half of the blossom, and 8 long, fine stamens with yellow anthers and long central stigma; pink sepals below.
Bloom Period: April to November.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Note: Images here are from the Wildflower Center in Austin; however, the plant isn't native to the area being found mainly in SE Texas and SW Louisiana.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
© Tom Lebsack 2023