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Velvetweed (Oenothera curtiflora W.L.Wagner & Hoch)

Also classified as Gaura parviflora Douglas ex Lehm..

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Range - Expand

Present: Various or Uncertain Origin
Native or Not Present
Introduced or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present
Expanded or Introduced

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species has established outside its range, with help from garden escapes, but most of these areas are adjacent to its native range and it is likely also spreading on its own. Most of these new populations we have marked as Expanded, because they are either contiguous with the native range or separated only by small gaps, except for the ones in Virginia and Massachussets which we marked Introduced because they are separated by large distances. These represent subjective judgment calls, and we may update this map if information changes. This species is also native to northern to central Mexico, but we have yet to build this portion of its range map.