Gaura coccinea

Wildflowers Dicots Myrtales Onagraceae Gaura

Linda tarda.

Seen along roads scattered around town. There’s a large patch on Fairview north of Cathedral Oaks (on the west side of the street). Seen blooming May-August.

Native to California, but not to Santa Barbara county.

The flower starts white in the morning with four spoon-shaped petals and 8 stamens. By the afternoon it has started to wilt and turn pink.

Taken in the afternoon when most flowers are pink

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