Gaura filipes Spach - Slenderstalk Bee-Blossom
Family - Onagraceae
Flowering - June - November.
Habitat - Sandhills, pine flatwoods, bogs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its pubescent stems (which are frequently red), sinuate to dentate leaves, small, white flowers, and ovoid fruits. The fruits are on pedicels 2-6mm long. The pedicels are longer than the body of the fruit. Another species, G. sinuata Nutt. ex Ser., is similar but has larger flowers and more narrow fruits. This latter species is less common in Alabama.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 10-12-05.