purple-leaf willow herb

(Epilobium coloratum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

purple-leaf willow herb

NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

OBL - Obligate wetland

Midwest

OBL - Obligate wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

OBL - Obligate wetland

Nativity

Native

 
Occurrence

 

 
Habitat

Wet. Meadows, streambanks.

 
Flowering

July to October

     
Flower Color

Pink to white

     
Height

24 to 36

     

Identification

The leaves are irregularly toothed and may have tiny purple spots.

The sepals are often tinted purple or pink.

The petals are notched.

 
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Species

 


Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Onagraceae (evening primrose)

 

Subfamily:

Onagroideae

 

Tribe:

Epilobieae

 

Genus:

Epilobium

 

Section:

Epilobium

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

cinnamon willow-herb

eastern willow-herb

purple-leaf willowherb

purple-leaf willow herb

purpleleaf willowherb

willowweed


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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