Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Epilobium angustifolium L. subsp. circumvagum Mosquin image
Photographer: Steven C. Garske           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

David Seils

Dennis W. Woodland

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Josh Sulman
Family Onagraceae
Epilobium angustifolium L. subsp. circumvagum Mosquin
fireweed, great willow-herb
Epilobium: from 2 Greek words epi, "upon," and lobos, "a pod or capsule," as the flower and capsule appear together, the corolla being borne on the end of the ovary
angustifolium: Latin for "narrow leaf"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-6' tall forb; stems usually single
Flower: pink to purple, 4-parted, 3/4"-1 1/2" wide, stigma with 4 branches, petals not notched; inflorescence a long, terminal cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:capsule, seeds with tufts of hair at the top
Leaf:many, crowded, alternate, lance-like, stalkless
Habitat: moist; forests, clearings
Notes: often seen after a burn
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Epilobium angustifolium L. f. albiflorum (Dumort.) Hausskn.
Epilobium angustifolium L. var. canescens A.W.Wood

         
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