Biennial Gaura; Morning Honeysuckle
Gaura biennis /Evening Primrose Family
These are very common roadside plants that bloom in August. I like the unusual white and pink flowers. They close by afternoon, so you have to go out early to see them. Note the X-shaped stigma on the pistil."Biennial" means "two years."
Biennial or winter annual
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP