Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis

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Rare Plant Identifiers

Latin Name: Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis

Common Names: Colorado butterfly plant

Designations: Federally Threatened

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Associated Invasives

Cirsium arvense

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Rare-Invasive Interactions

Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis species recruitment increased more when non-native species were removed than when native species were removed (Munk et al 2002).

Information Sources


Munk, L.M., A.L. Hild, T.D. Whitson. 2002. Rosette Recruitment of a Rare Endemic Forb (Gaura neomexicana Subsp. coloradensis) with Canopy Removal of Associated Species. Restoration Ecology. 10(1):122-128.

Useful Links

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Image Collection

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