Taxon: Oenothera suffrutescens (Ser.) W. L. Wagner & Hoch

Genus: Oenothera
Section: Gaura
Subsection: Campogaura
Family: Onagraceae
Subfamily: Onagroideae
Tribe: Onagreae
Nomen number: 458522
Place of publication: Syst. Bot. Monogr. 83:214. 2007
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Feb-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • scarlet beeblossom  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • scarlet gaura  (Source: F GPlains) - English
  • wild honeysuckle  (Source: F CalifJep) - English
  • duftende Prachtkerze  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • gaura-escarlate  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • linda tarde  (Source: F CalifJep) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Hortus 3, as Gaura coccinea; Zander ed17, as Gaura coccinea)
  • Weed: (fide F CalifJep, as Gaura coccinea)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Mexico
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, Nevada, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Cultivated


  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 2007. Revised classification of the Onagraceae Syst. Bot. Monogr. 83:1-240.


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