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Slenderstalk Beeblossom, Slender Gaura - Gaura filipes


Family: Onagraceae - Evening Primrose family Genus Common Name: Beeblossom Native Status: Native
Gaura filipes - Slenderstalk Beeblossom, Slender Gaura. This tall plant is found throughout much of the southeast and into parts of the midwest.

Found in:
AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, SC, TN

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Gaura filipes

Distribution of Gaura filipes in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 23 Feb 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Gordon County, GA Date: 2009-August-16Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/60f/16 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Paddle-shaped petals and deeply recurved pinkish sepals complement the 8 stamens and 4-lobed pistil of Slender Gaura.
Gaura filipes

Site: Gordon County, GA Date: 2009-August-16Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/60f/16 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Flowers on slenderstalk beeblossom, Gaura filipes, have several stamens and a prominent pistil. They have white petals and distinctly recurved sepals which are usually pinkish.
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Gaura filipes

Site: Gordon County, GA Date: 2009-August-16Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/200f/8 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv) Flash: Yes
Slenderstalk beeblossom (Gaura filipes) is a many-branched tall plant with alternating leaves. Elongated flower clusters terminate the stalks. Note the reddish stem.
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Gaura filipes

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