Scarlet Gaura
Scarlet Gaura
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Scarlet Gaura

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LATIN NAME
Gaura coccinea

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Also known as, “Scarlet beeblossom”.
• Growth 8-24 inches
• Flowers May to August
• This plant can vary greatly in size, flower color and pubescence. Often forms colonies.
• The Lakota Indians are recorded to have chewed this plant and rubbed it on their hands to aid in catching horses. The Navajo used a cold infusion of this plant to settle children’s upset stomachs.
• Adapted to dry prairies, open wooded hillsides, roadsides on a variety of soils.

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