Scarlet Gaura, Gaura coccinea

Scarlet Gaura
Gaura coccinea




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Family: Onagraceae, Evening Primrose Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 2' (.6 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring-Summer
Habitat Preferred: Roadsides, Fields, Vacant lots
Photo(s) taken at: Verde Village near Cottonwood
Bloom Color: Red/Pink
Other Common Names: Scarlet Beeblossum, Scarlet Gaura, Butterfly Weed
Origin: Native
Further Reference & Sources: "Arizona Flora", Kearney, Peebles, et. al., Univ. of California Press, 1951 w/1960 supp.;   "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Western Edition Knopf, 1979, 1992
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