Oenothera filiformis

Family (Traditional)Onagraceae
Species:Oenothera filiformis (Small) W. L. Wagner & Hoch
Common NameLongflower Beeblossom
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 4; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Ovules per Carpel: 3; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Ovules per Carpel: 5; Ovules per Carpel: 6; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Gaura filiformis var. kearneyi Gaura filiformis var. kearneyi
Gaura longiflora Gaura longiflora Spach

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Calloway (KY), Christian (KY), Logan (KY), McCracken (KY), Fayette (TN), Hardeman (TN), Madison (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1973 - 1993

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0158272 Madison Tennessee
Gaura longiflora
31234100755725 Calloway Kentucky 29 Sep 1973 Raymond Athey
Gaura longiflora
TENN-V-0158269 Fayette Tennessee
Gaura longiflora
APSC0113869 McCracken Kentucky
Oenothera filiformis
TENN-V-0158270 Hardeman Tennessee
Gaura longiflora
APSC0013036 Hardeman Tennessee
Oenothera filiformis
31234100755733 Christian Kentucky 17 Aug 1993 Landon E. McKinney
Gaura longiflora
TENN-V-0158271 Hardeman Tennessee
Gaura longiflora
APSC0109257 Calloway Kentucky
Oenothera filiformis
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