Gaura L.

2 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, S.A.

*Gaura lindheimeri Engelm. & A.Gray

Branching perennial herb to 1.5 m high. Stems with curved hairs. Leaves narrow-elliptic to 9 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, margins toothed. Inflorescence up to 80 cm long, simple or branched. Flowers irregular. Petals 4, 10–12 mm long, white at first becoming yellow or red with age. Fruit 6–8 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, 4-angled. Garden escape, Camden area. Introd. from America. Fl. summer–autumn.