Biennial Gaura (Oenothera gaura)


A tall member of the Evening Primrose family (Onagraceae) distinguished by its spindly flowers with prominent stamens. It was formerly classified in its own genus as Gaura biennis. It is not a common flower around here, but it is very adaptable in its habitat. These were blooming in the Kane Woods Nature Area, Scott Township, in a clearing near a woodland stream.


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