Epilobium anagallidifolium

(Alpine Willowherb)

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Epilobium anagallidifolium, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 8102

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Epilobium anagallidifolium, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 0793

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Epilobium anagallidifolium, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 0779

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Epilobium anagallidifolium, Lake Emma, Park Co. 4501

Scientific Name Epilobium anagallidifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol EPAN4
Common Name Alpine Willowherb ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 27283
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) UC Jepsen
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8500 to 13500 ft.); moist areas along streams, lakes, moist meadows, tundra.
Plant: Small, tufted, mat-forming perennial 1 to 9 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, stem leaves vary from narrowly elliptic to ovate to oblanceolate, 1/2 to 1 inch long, dark green or red-tinged.
Inflorescence: A few small pink to rose flowers in a terminal raceme with 4 notched petals.
Bloom Period: July and August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, E-Flora BC and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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