New Mexico Beeblossom (Gaura neomexicana)


Gaura Neomexicana, or more commonly know as New Mexico Beeblossom, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Gaura. Its duration is biennial or bi-annual which means it can grow or bloom twice, in the first year and the following year. Gaura Neomexicana or New Mexico Beeblossom's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Gaura
  • Family: Onagraceae
  • Order: Myrtales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Biennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 4(NI) 5(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(FACW)

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