ⓘ Gaura biennis

                                     

ⓘ Gaura biennis

Gaura biennis, commonly known as biennial gaura or biennial beeblossom, is a native biennial plant that can reach anywhere from 1.2–1.8 m in height at maturity. Its upper half is made up of flowering stems, which are covered with soft, white hairs. G. biennis is most well known for its light pink colored flowers, which turn a vibrant red/pink color in the late summer to early fall seasons. These colors make this plant attractive to butterflies and bees, and are in full bloom just before many fall plant species begin to bloom.

The study was done in order to test the hybridization between different species of the genus Gaura and describe why so many members of this genus are so similar morphologically. According to Carr et al. G. biennial easily crossed with Gaura longiflora, showing that it is directly derivative from G. longiflora, but the possibility of permanent translocation heterozygosity of the set G. in addition to biennial as a unique system among the genetic kind.