Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Epilobium strictum Muhl. ex Spreng. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Onagraceae
Epilobium strictum Muhl. ex Spreng.
downy willow-herb, northeastern 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
strictum: erect
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-24" tall forb, with spreading hairs; stems usually simple or with a few upper branches; from slender rhizomes
Flower: pink, 4-parted, 1/3"-2/3" wide, stigma not branched, petals notched
Fruit:capsule; seeds with pale, dirty-brown tufts of hair at the top
Leaf:lance-linear, mostly toothless, often in-rolled backwards, mostly alternate, the upper surface with spreading hairs
Habitat: wet; bogs, swamps
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Epilobium densum Raf.
Epilobium molle Torr., non Lam.

         
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