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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Large Flowered Gaura

Large Flowered Gaura (Gaura longiflora)

        Found in the central United States west to Colorado and as far east as Pennsylvania the native Large-Flowered Gaura, a member of the Evening Primrose (Onagraceae) family found on dry prairies and other open areas bloom from mid-spring through the summer. Growing to 7 feet tall but usually shorter, the Large-Flowered Gaura produce beautiful, delicate white to pink flowers, depending upon the stage of bloom, to an inch long with prominent, sometimes red stemmed stamens,.
       The leaves, which grow to five inches long, and stems of this plant are covered with fine curly hairs.
       This plant species is known variously as Gaura biennis L. var. pitcheri, Gaura filiformis Small and Gaura pitcheri, Small.

Photo taken at Wichita Wildlife Refuge near Lawron, Oklahoma 2009

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