FloraFinder.org
Home   About Us   Want to Help?   FAQ  
Searching   Image Use Biblio

Epilobium brachycarpum

Epilobium brachycarpum C. Presl

Epilobium paniculatum Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray

Epilobium paniculatum Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray var. hammondii (Howell) M. Peck

Epilobium paniculatum Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray var. juncundum (A. Gray) Trel.

Epilobium paniculatum Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray var. laevicaule (Rydb.) Munz

Epilobium paniculatum Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray var. paniculatum

Epilobium paniculatum Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray var. subulatum (Hausskn.) Fernald

Epilobium paniculatum Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray var. tracyi (Rydb.) Munz

Tall Willowherb, Tall Annual Willowherb, Panicled Willowherb, Tall Fireweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderMyrtalesIncludes myrtles, leadwoods, loosestrifes, pomegranates, evening primroses, many others
FamilyOnagraceaeWillowherb/evening primrose family
GenusEpilobiumFrom Greek epi, “upon,” and lobos, “a pod or capsule,” because the flower is attached directly to the ovary
Speciesbrachycarpum“Having short fruit”

About plant names...

Tall willowherb is native to North America, found in much of Canada and in the western United States.

Identification: Plants are up to 6' (1.8 m) in height. Leaves are up to 2½" (6.3 cm) long, narrow like grass blades, though somewhat wider in the middle, and often curving. Flowers are about ⅜" (9.5 mm) across, white to pink or purple. Flowers have four petals, but they usually look as if they have eight, because each petal is deeply notched. Seeds are suspended from white, fluffy parachutes.

Online References:

Epilobium brachycarpum on Keir Morse's site, Keirosity.com

Epilobium brachycarpum on CalPhotos

Epilobium brachycarpum on Wildflowers in Santa Barbara

Epilobium brachycarpum at Plants of the Kaweah River Delta Region

Epilobium brachycarpum on Forestry Images

Epilobium brachycarpum from the Jepson Manual

Epilobium brachycarpum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

© FloraFinder.org. All rights reserved.


 

Epilobium brachycarpum (Tall Willowherb, Tall Annual Willowherb, Panicled Willowherb, Tall Fireweed)

8/29/2007 · Klamath Marsh/Wocus Bay, OR
≈ 2½ × 1¾" (7.1 × 4.7 cm) ID is uncertain

Range:

About this map...