Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Epilobium palustre L.
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
palustre: "of marshes"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 8"-40" tall forb; stems thin, either simple or branched; thin stolons ending in 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:||mostly hairless on the top, narrow, lance-linear, often in-rolled backwards, mostly stalkless|