Epilobium lactiflorum

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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
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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, 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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Colorado Status:
Native

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