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Oenothera curtiflora

Velvetweed, velvety gaura, downy gaura, smallflower gaura

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyOnagraceaeWillowherb/evening primrose family
GenusOenotheraDerivation uncertain: 1. Greek ονος θηρας (onos theras), or “donkey catcher.” 2. Or οινος θηρας (oinos theras), “wine seeker.” 3. Or Latin oenothera, “a plant whose juices may cause sleep”
Speciescurtiflora

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Oenothera curtiflora (velvetweed, velvety gaura, downy gaura, smallflower gaura)

8/29/2014 · Next to river boat ramp, New Mex­ico
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is dubious

Oenothera curtiflora (velvetweed, velvety gaura, downy gaura, smallflower gaura)

8/30/2014 · Battleship Rock, Bandolier National Monument, New Mex­ico
≈ 4½ × 6" (12 × 14 cm)

 

Oenothera curtiflora description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2021.

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Oenothera curtiflora (velvetweed, velvety gaura, downy gaura, smallflower gaura)

8/29/2014 · Next to river boat ramp, New Mex­ico
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Oenothera curtiflora (velvetweed, velvety gaura, downy gaura, smallflower gaura)

8/29/2014 · Next to river boat ramp, New Mex­ico
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Oenothera curtiflora (velvetweed, velvety gaura, downy gaura, smallflower gaura)

8/30/2014 · Battleship Rock, Bandolier National Monument, New Mex­ico
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)