Whirling Butterflies - Gaura lindheimeri

(Lindheimer's Beeblossom, White Gaura, Lindheimer's Clockweed, Indian Feather)

Family: (Onagraceae) - Native


Under the Architecture sign concerning the church adjacent to the church parking lot. (N35D32'56.019 X W105D41'22.06.062)

Flowers first observed: 5/15/17

The Plant w/Flowers

The Flower & Bud


"The perennial plant is native to southern Louisiana and Texas.[3][4] The specific epithet is after Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer, a German-born botanist who collected extensively in Texas for Harvard Universityprofessor Asa Gray." (Wikipedia)


"Oenothera lindheimeri is a perennial herbaceous plant growing to 50–150 cm tall, with densely clustered branched stems growing from an underground rhizome. The leaves are finely hairy, lanceolate, 1–9 cm long and 1–13 mm broad, with a coarsely toothed margin.

The flowers are produced on a 10–80 cm long inflorescence; they are pink or white, 2–3 cm diameter, with four petals 10–15 mm long and long hairlike stamens, and are produced from the beginning of spring until the first frost.[5][6]" (Wikipedia)

Ethnobotanical Uses

None Found

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