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Epilobium glaberrimum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Onagraceae
Scientific name  Epilobium glaberrimum
Rank  Species
Order  Myrtales
Genus  Epilobium
Higher classification  Willowherbs
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Similar  Willowherbs, Epilobium clavatum, Epilobium minutum, Epilobium oreganum, Epilobium obcordatum

Epilobium glaberrimum is a species of willowherb known by the common name glaucous willowherb. This clumping perennial wildflower is native to western North America from central Canada to northern Mexico. It generally grows at some elevation in moist places. This plant is somewhat variable in appearance. It may exceed half a meter in height and has hairless foliage with leaves between one and 8 centimeters long. The flower has four notched petals in purple, pink, or white which may be only a couple of millimeters long to over a centimeter long each. The fruit is a narrow, sticklike capsule 2 to 7 centimeters long.

Two subspecies are recognized as valid:

  • Epilobium glaberrimum ssp. fastigiatum (Nutt.) Hoch & P.H.Raven
  • Epilobium glaberrimum ssp. glaberrimum
  • References

    Epilobium glaberrimum Wikipedia


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