Gaura biennis L.

Gaura biennis plant

Family - Onagraceae

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Gaura biennis stem

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Gaura biennis calyxCalyx.

Gaura biennis flower

Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Prairies, glades, thickets, dry woods, gravel bars, alluvial soils, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This weedy species can be found throughout Missouri and is quite common, except in the extreme southeastern corner of the state. The plant is easy to identify in the field because of its distinctive flowers. Vegetatively the plant can be hard to tell from other members of the family.

Photographs taken along the shores of the Current River, Shannon County, MO., 9-20-03.