|Scientific Name||Epilobium lactiflorum (Epilopium hornemannii var. lactiflorum)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||EPLA3|
|Common Name||Whiteflower Willowherb, Milkflower Willowherb||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||27309|
|Family||Onagraceae (Evening Primrose)||Jepson eFlora
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, narrowly-ovate to lanceolate stem leaves, usually stalkless, 3/4 to 2-1/8 inches long; edges smooth or with a few small teeth.
Inflorescence: Small white flowers on stalks 1/4 to 2 inches long, each with 4 notched petals and club-like stigma.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: E. hornemannii var. lactiflorum in "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Jepson eFlora and E-Flora BC.
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