Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales
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The protruding style has a cross-shaped stigma; stamens are long & drooping, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
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The tubular flowers have 4 narrow, white, spreading petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_gaura_filipes_scans
Sepals reflexed separately , per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.