Gayophytum

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Gayophytum
Gayophytumdiffusum.jpg
Gayophytum diffusum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Gayophytum
A.Juss.
Species

~9, See text

Gayophytum is a genus of annual herbs in the evening primrose family known commonly as groundsmoke. There are about nine species of groundsmoke, most of which are native to western North America. These are erect flowering herbs generally well under a metre in height and with narrow leaves. They produce white flowers which fade to pink or red.

Species include:

G. racemosum flowers close

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