Morning Honeysuckle - Long Flower Beeblossom
Large Flower Gaura - Northeastern Gaura - Biennial Beeblossom
Butterfly Flower
Oenothera filiformis Syn: O. gaura W.L. Wagner & Hoch
Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Family

Morning Honeysuckle is an upright, hairy annual. Its preferred habitat is prairies, glades and roadsides. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are alternate on the stem, consisting of one whole part, stalked, lance-like to widest at the middle. The leaf margins are toothed and the base is wedge shaped.

The flowers are racemes, bisexual in nature and irregular in form; 4 sepals, 4 petals and white. Petals are slightly reflexed and clawed; 8 stamens and 1 stigma that has a cross-shaped arrangement at the tip. Borne white, the petals turn pink with age. Flowers occur in late spring and into the summer.

Fruit is a capsule..

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