Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Epilobium leptophyllum Raf. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           
Family Onagraceae
Epilobium leptophyllum Raf.
American marsh willow-herb, bog willow-herb, fen 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
leptophyllum: leptos for "thin;" phyllum for "leaf;" hence narrow-leaved
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb, hairy; stems often with many branches and many leaves; from thin stolons ending in a thickened turion
Flower: white to pink, 4-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, stigma not cut, petals notched; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:capsule, seeds with tufts of hair at the top
Leaf:narrow, lance-linear, in-rolled backwards, mostly stalkless, top with flat-lying hairs
Habitat: wet; meadows, marshes, bogs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Epilobium densum Raf. var. nesophilum Fernald
Epilobium molle Torr. var. sabulonense Fernald
Epilobium nesophilum (Fernald) Fernald
Epilobium nesophilum (Fernald) Fernald var. sabulonense Fernald
Epilobium palustre L. var. gracile (Farw.) Dorn
Epilobium palustre L. var. sabulonense (Fernald) B.Boivin
Epilobium rosmarinifolium Pursh
Epilobium treleaseanum H.Lév., pro parte

         
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