Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum

(Fringed Willowherb)

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Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum, Miner’s Creek, Frisco, Summit Co. 6072

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Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum, Miner’s Creek, Frisco, Summit Co. 6080

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Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum, Miner’s Creek, Frisco Summit Co. 5976

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Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum, Miner’s Creek, Frisco Summit Co. 5978

Scientific Name Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum USDA PLANTS Symbol EPCIC
Common Name Fringed Willowherb ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 27294
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) SEINet
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Description Lifezones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5000 to 11500 ft.); moist or dry conditions, roadsides and meadows. Photos below taken in very wet forested area.
Plant: Highly variable species; erect perennial 8 to 48 inches tall, may be branched or not; upper stems with short hairs.
Leaves: Lower leaves opposite becoming alternate further up the stem; lanceolate with pointed tip, from less than 1/2-inch to almost 4 inches long; edges with small teeth.
Inflorescence: Small white to pink flowers on stalks, a leaf-like bract the base of each stalk at the axil with the stem; 4 notched petals, 8 stamens.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: UCLA-Santa Monica, E-Flora BC, and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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