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Gaura biennis L.
Biennial Gaura

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Gaura biennis
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Gaura biennis

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Gaura biennis
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Gaura biennis, flower
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Gaura biennis, flower

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Dermateaceae  Discohainesia oenotherae @ 656160C (1); 656160B (1); 656160A (1); BPI (1)
Halictidae  Augochlora pura @ CUIC_ENT (3)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora gaurae @ BPI (5)

Mycosphaerella granulata @ BPI (1)

Septoria gaurina @ BPI (4)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia extensicola @ BPI (4)

Uromyces plumbarius @ 013522A (1); BPI (39); 013522B (1)

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Oenothera gaura W.L. Wagner & Hoch
biennial beeblossom

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General Information
Symbol: OEGA
Group: Dicot
Family: Onagraceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
GABI2 Gaura biennis L. biennial beeblossom


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Genus Oenothera L. – evening primrose
Species Oenothera gaura W.L. Wagner & Hoch – biennial beeblossom

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North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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