Oenothera suffrutescens

Family (Traditional)Onagraceae
Species:Oenothera suffrutescens (Ser.) W. L. Wagner & Hoch
Common NameScarlet Beeblossom
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Placentation Type: Axillary; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
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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 coccinea Gaura coccinea Nutt. ex Pursh
Gaura coccinea var. arizonica Gaura coccinea var. arizonica Munz
Gaura coccinea var. epilobioides Gaura coccinea var. epilobioides (Kunth) Munz
Gaura coccinea var. glabra Gaura coccinea var. glabra (Lehm.) Munz
Gaura coccinea var. parvifolia Gaura coccinea var. parvifolia (Torr.) Rickett
Gaura coccinea var. typica Gaura coccinea var. typica Munz
Gaura glabra Gaura glabra Lehm.
Gaura odorata Gaura odorata Sessé ex Lag.

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)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0158313 Calloway Kentucky
Gaura coccinea
TENN-V-0158312 Calloway Kentucky
Gaura coccinea
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