Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4107

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in open woodlands, sandy fields, roadsides, primarily in the outer Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White to pink
3-4 merous (often mixed on a plant)
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Indehiscent capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Myrtales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Oenothera simulans   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gaura angustifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 137-04-005:
Gaura angustifolia   FAMILY Onagraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gaura angustifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Southeastern Gaura


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image of Oenothera simulans

Keith Bradley    kab_o_simulans_78169

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Oenothera simulans

Keith Bradley    kab_o_simulans_77778

July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Navy Wells Pineland Preserve

Petals 3-4, white to pink, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.