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Velvet-leaved Gaura - Gaura parviflora
Other Names:  Gaura mollis, Oenothera curtiflora


Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Taprooted, single-stemmed annual. Stems erect, 30–80 cm, branched above. Herbage glandular, villous. Leaves lanceolate, 3–11 cm long, weakly dentate. Spikes 10–30 cm long. Flowers slightly irregular; hypanthium 2–4 mm long; sepals 1–3 mm long; petals 1–3 mm long. Capsule mostly glabrous, 5–8 mm long, 4-angled, rounded between the angles (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Wagner et al. (2007, Syst. Bot. Monogr. Vol. 83) treat this as Oenothera curtiflora W.L. Wagner & Hoch.

Range Comments
West and central U.S. and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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