Samiksha Jaiswal

Epilobium siskiyouense

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

Epilobium siskiyouense is a rare species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the common names Siskiyou willowherb and Siskiyou fireweed (though it is not a true fireweed).

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Distribution

The plant is endemic to the Klamath Mountains of far northern California and southern Oregon. It grows in mountain habitats, including alpine talus and subalpine coniferous forest, often on serpentine soils.

Description

Epilobium siskiyouense is a small, clumping subshrub growing scaly, often densely hairy and glandular from a woody caudex reaching up to about 25 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves are lance-shaped to oval and under 3 centimeters long.

The glandular inflorescence bears bright to deep pink flowers with petals 1 or 2 centimeters long. The fruit is a hairy capsule reaching up to 4.5 centimeters in length.

References

Epilobium siskiyouense Wikipedia


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