Lizard-tail

Oenothera curtiflora

Velvet Weed, Lizard Tail 5

This plant is called Oenthera or Gaura. Its common name is velvet weed. Its species is Gaura mollis or Oenothera curtiflora. It is a flowering plant. Velvet weed grows in the southwest region of California and other locations. It is green and has pink flowers and velvety soft hairs. It is edible and people use it in food. It is used for skin irritations. You put oil on your skin and it will prevent/stop the irritation. It grows in dry open fields. Humans can eat it.

Recources 5

1. Evening promise herb.com
2. Plants.usda.gov/core/profile.com
3.Wildflower.org/plants/result.php.

By Isabel, age 13

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Chuck Sexton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/7189069
  2. (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/plant_diversity/35598437395/
  3. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/21502275845/
  4. (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jroldenettel/21491165942/
  5. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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