|Scientific Name||Epilobium brachycarpum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||EPBR3|
|Common Name||Tall Annual Willowherb, Panicled Willowherb||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||27288|
|Family||Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (5500 to 9700 ft.); roadsides, meadows, woodlands, disturbed areas.
Plant: Erect annual with branching stems, 8 to 40 inches tall; smooth below and glandular (sticky) above.
Leaves: Alternate along most of the stem and branches, opposite near the base, petiolate, narrowly lanceolate to linear, margins mostly entire or toothed; leaves of the main stem 1-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long, much shorter on side branches.
Inflorescence: A few funnel-shaped rose to pale pink flowers less than 3/4-inch long in lax racemes at the ends of the branches; petals less than 1/3-inch long and deeply-notched at the tips; linear bracts, sometimes purplish; 8 stamens.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SEINet and Burke Herbarium.
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