Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii

(Hornemann's Willowherb)

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Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6926

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Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 0411

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Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 8200

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Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 8198

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Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6855

Scientific Name Epilobium hornemannii var. hornemannii USDA PLANTS Symbol EPHOH
Common Name Hornemann's Willowherb ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 27307
Family Onagraceae (Evening Primrose) Jepson eFlora
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (8000 to 12000 ft.); moist areas along streambanks and in meadows.
Plant: Erect, leafy perennial 4 to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate to lanceolate stem leaves, 1/2 to 2 inches long; very short (~1/4 inch) or no petioles; edges smooth or with a few small teeth.
Inflorescence: Small pink to rose-purple flowers on stalks 1/4 to 2 inches long, each with 4 notched petals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Jepson eFlora and SW Colorado Wildflowers.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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