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Oenothera curtiflora W.L. Wagner & Hoch. Small-flowered Gaura, Velvety Gaura, Lizardtail Gaura. Phen: (Feb-) Apr-Oct. Hab: Sandy fields, disturbed areas, and clearings. Dist: IN and IL west to WA, south to MS, and Mexico (PUE); apparently introduced eastward to MA, TN, GA, and SC (the exact eastern edge of the native distribution uncertain).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Kartesz's (1999) adoption of Gaura mollis as the name for this taxon has been rejected (Wagner & Hoch 2000; Brummitt 2001).

Synonymy: = Fl4, FNA10, K3, K4, NE, Wagner, Hoch, & Raven (2007); = Gaura mollis E.James – K1, Mex; = Gaura parviflora Douglas ex Lehm. – Ar, C, F, G, GrPl, Il, NcTx, Q, RAB, S, S13, Tx, WH3; > Gaura parviflora Douglas ex Lehm. var. lachnocarpa Weath. – Munz (1938), Munz (1965); > Gaura parviflora Douglas ex Lehm. var. parviflora – Munz (1938), Munz (1965)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: UPL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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