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Scarlet Beeblossom (Oenothera suffrutescens (Moc. & Sessé ex Ser.) W.L.Wagner & Hoch)

Also classified as Gaura coccinea Nutt. ex Pursh.

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

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 is occasionally cultivated in gardens; it can also survive on roadsides, in urban areas, and in agricultural land. As a result, it has established at a few scattered sites east of its native range, even though it has declined in much of its native range due to the destruction of prairies for agricultural use. We mark the new eastern portions of the range expanded because they are relatively close to the native range and mostly separated only by small distances.