|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 Reference||Click Here|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy, open areas.
Plant: Erect, weak, delicate single-stemmed annual, may reach 26 inches tall, generally much shorter; hairy stems.
Leaves: Lanceolate to oblanceolate, hairy leaves up to 2-3/4 inches long, slightly toothed.
Inflorescence: A few pink rose red or white flowers in a spike, buds and backs of sepals pubescent; 4 petals about 1/2-inch long around the top half of the blossom, and 8 long stamens with dark anthers and long central stigma; greenish to pinkish sepals below.
Bloom Period: February to June.
References: Gaura brachycarpa in"Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas.
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