Oenothera gaura W. L. Wagner & Hoch (redirected from: Gaura biennis)
Family: Onagraceae
Biennial Evening-Primrose,  more...
[Gaura biennis L.,  more]
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From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
Usually in the open in alluvial soil along or near streams in open woods, in prairies, and more rarely in fallow fields or on washed slopes.

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Indiana Coefficient of Conservatism: C =3

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Plants to 2 m; stem and infl ┬▒densely villous, never strigose; seeds 3-6; self-compatible, often self- pollinated, complex heterozygote with about half the pollen stainable; mainly e. of the Mississippi R., extending also into Io.

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

©The New York Botanical Garden. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Coarse, erect biennial or winter-annual, branched above, ┬▒hairy, and glandular at least in the infl; lvs lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, to 12 cm, narrowed to the base, remotely or obscurely denticulate or sinuate; spikes several, many-fld; sep 6-18 mm, reflexed in pairs; pet 6-15 mm, turning pink or red; anthers 2-5 mm; fr short-hairy, 5-9 mm, 4-sided, with a prominent thick rib on each angle and a slender one on each face, fusiform, tapering to a sessile or subsessile base; 2n=14. Open places, often in disturbed habitats; Mass. to Wis. and Neb., s. to N.C., Ala., and Tex. July- Oct. Two cytologically distinctive but hybridizing and morphologically confluent vars.

Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

©The New York Botanical Garden. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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