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Picture of Scarlet gaura Plant press of Scarlet gaura
Scarlet gaura
Gaura coccinea Pursh


Plant Description:

  • Upright, hairy, dry prairie flower growing up to 30 cm tall
  • Many small, sword-shaped, stalkless leaves
  • Flowers in spikes at end of stems; flowers initially white but turn scarlet within a few hours.
  • Flowers at bottom open up first and progress up the flower spike
  • Found at Stops 1 and 2


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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