Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Epilobium palustre L. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Onagraceae
Epilobium palustre L.
marsh 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
palustre: "of marshes"
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Status: Native
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
Habitat: wet

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All Epilobium list Google- Images or Text
Epilobium lineare Muhl.
Epilobium oliganthum Michx.
Epilobium palustre L. var. grammadophyllum Hausskn.
Epilobium palustre L. var. labradoricum Hausskn.
Epilobium palustre L. var. lapponicum Wahlenb.
Epilobium palustre L. var. longirameum Fernald & Wiegand
Epilobium palustre L. var. oliganthum (Michx.) Fernald
Epilobium pylaieanum Fernald
Epilobium wyomingense A.Nelson

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