Authentic Wisconsin.  Biennial Gaura - Oenothera gaura


Biennial Gaura along banks of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.


Above: Biennial Gaura along banks of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/21/20).


Biennial Gaura - Oenothera gaura/Gaura biennis

The Biennial Gaura is a native grows sunny, dry areas including prairies, woods and shores.

Biennial Gaura flowers are pink to red, 4-parted and 1/2"-1 1/4" wide. The four petals are all on one side of the flower.

Biennial Gaura can grow to reach 6 feet tall. Oenothera gaura is a biennial plant, meaning it completes its life cycle over the course of two growing seasons, in which it will usually reach full maturity towards the end of the second growing season.

Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 13, 2018.


Above: Biennial Gaura along banks of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/13/18).


Other Names: Biennial bee-blossom

Gaura: from the Greek gauros, "proud," from the showy flowers

For more information on the Biennial Gaura, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Biennial Gaura - Oenothera gaura.


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 13, 2018.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 13, 2018.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 15, 2018.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 15, 2018.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 15, 2018.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 3, 2019.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on July 26, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 1, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 3, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.
Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.

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Biennial Gaura
Oenothera gaura


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 13, 2018.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/13/18).


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 15, 2018.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/15/18).


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 3, 2019.

Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 3, 2019.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/03/19).


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2019.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/21/19).


Biennial Gaura in Oak Savanna on August 21, 2019.

Above: Biennial Gaura in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/21/19).


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 22, 2019.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/22/19).


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 3, 2019.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/23/19).


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on September 1, 2019.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (9/01/19).


Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.

Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.

Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond on August 21, 2020.

Above: Biennial Gaura on shore of Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/21/20).



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